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Sitiveni Sivivatu confirmed in Barbarians squad for England match

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New Zealand winger Sitiveni Sivivatu will join a host of All Blacks including Joe Rokocoko, Hosea Gear and Andrew Hore, as Worcester Warriors head coach, Dean Ryan, named his initial squad for the June Test against England.

The Clermont star, who has scored 33 tries in 48 Tests for his country, will join Australians Brock James and James O'connor in a squad that boasts over 400 international caps. 

The match, which will take place at Twickenham on June 1, will feature an England XV side after it was confirmed that Stuart Lancaster's squad will travel to the southern hemisphere in two separate groups, the first on May 27 with the second on June 2, after both the Barbarians match and the Premiership final.

England play the first of their three Tests against the All Blacks on Saturday June 7 in Auckland, before travelling to Dunedin for the second test a week later and face two matches in the final week against the Crusaders on the June 17, before the third and final Test in Waikato on June 21. 

Barbarians squad courtesy of ESPN.co.uk:

Backs: Jimmy Cowan (Gloucester & New Zealand), Hosea Gear (Toulouse & New Zealand), Brock James (Clermont), James O'Connor (London Irish & Australia), Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne & New Zealand), Benson Stanley (Clermont & New Zealand), Sitiveni Sivivatu (Clermont & New Zealand)

Forwards: Andrew Hore (Unattached & New Zealand), Juan-Martin Leguizamon (Lyon & Argentina), Sona Taumalolo (Perpignan & Tonga), Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa), Davit Zirakashvili (Clermont & Georgia)

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