Steffon Armitage included in Barbarians squad to face England

Steffon Armitage is set to play against England
Steffon Armitage is set to play against England

Former England international Steffon Armitage will line up for Barbarians when they take on Eddie Jones' men in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup match at Twickenham on 28th May.

The Pau flanker has featured in five Tests for England in 2009 and 2010 and has been overlooked since then following his move to the French regional side.

Armitage will be joined by Ulster duo Charles Piutau and Ruan Pienaar, Samoa lock Joe Tekori and France centre Yann David.

Former Scotland coach Vern Cotter will be in charge of the Barbarians as they are set to face England for the 16th time since 1990.

Barbarians squad (announced players list)

Backs: Bundee Aki (Connacht), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux Begles & Australia), Yann David (Toulouse and France), Will Genia (Stade Francais & Australia), Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa), Charles Piutau (Ulster & New Zealand).

Forwards: Patricio Albacete (Toulouse & Argentina), Steffon Armitage (Pau & England), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse & France), Corey Flynn (Glasgow Warriors & New Zealand), Facundo Isa (Lyon & Argentina), Census Johnston (Toulouse & Samoa), Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa), Jeremy Thrush (Gloucester & New Zealand).