Three Wales players ‘ are one of agents from nine states chosen for its Barbarians’ first women’s international assignment against USA Eagles in April.

Elinor Snowsill, Alisha Butchers and Jasmine Joyce will travel for the game Glendale on 26 April.

Heather Kerrand and uncapped Amelia Buckland-Hurry signify England.

Irish players Gill Bourke and Paula Fitzpatrick, and Scot Helen Nelson finish the home countries’ contingent.

Coach Anna Richards has also named players in New Zealand, Australia, Canada the Netherlands and USA with more to be added after the play-off stages of this Tyrrells Premier 15s contest in England.

The 129-year-old Barbarians club launched their women’s team in 201718 with wins against Munster (19-0) and the British Army (37-0).

They play with England for the first time as part of a double-header at Twickenham on 2 June.

Barbarians squad

Forwards: Gill Bourke (Stade Francais & Ireland), Amelia Buckland-Hurry (Bristol Bears), Alisha Butchers (Worcester & Wales), Dalena Dennison (Warringah & Australia), Fiao’o Fa’amausili (Auckland Marist & Newzealand ), Carmen Farmer (Glendale & USA), Paula Fitzpatrick (St Mary’s & Ireland), Samantha Martinez Gion (Amsterdam & Netherlands), Linda Itunu (Ponsonby & Newzealand ), Heather Kerr (Darlington MP & England), Steph Te Ohaere-Fox (Christchurch & Newzealand ).

Backs: Andrea Burke (Capilanos & Canada), Julia Folk (Cast Away Wdrs & Canada), Emma Jensen (Hastings & Newzealand ), Jasmine Joyce (Worcester & Wales), Helen Nelson (Montpellier & Scotland), Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears & Wales), Hannah Stolba (Glendale & USA), Amanda Thornborough (Westshore & Canada).


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