Two RBS Premiership club players have been named to wear the famous monochrome strip of the Barbarians against a Combined-Services side in honour of Remembrance Day.
Heriots duo, full-back Colin Goudie and centre Cammy Ferguson, have been named in the 22-man Baa-Baas squad to play tomorrow (12 November) at Brickfields, home of English Championship side Plymouth Albion.
The two boast international representative honours with Colin Goudie having played for Scotland 7s and Cammy Ferguson turning out for Scotland Clubs earlier this year.
Their selection is testament to their performances this year in the blue and white of Heriots, with both playing a pivotal role in the form of the high-flying side.
Cammy Ferguson, said: “ I’m absolutely delighted with the call-up. It came as a complete surprise and I’m honoured to be picked for Barbarians.
“I’m sure I’ll enjoy the experience and can’t wait to get into the Barbarian spirit of things, something which epitomises club rugby.
“Most of the boys named in the squad play professionally in England so it will be a very high standard of rugby, but I look forward to the challenge.”
Heriot’s team mate, Colin Goudie, said: “I feel privileged to follow in the footsteps of some of rugby’s greats and put on the Barbarian shirt.
“They’re renowned for their open, attacking style of play, something I’m excited to be a part of.”
Also named in the Barbarians squad are Edinburgh Rugby players Lewis Niven and George Turner. Both players have representative honours with Niven having played for Scotland A and Turner previously included in the Scotland under-20 squad. The latter joins Ferguson and Goudie to turn out for Heriots when released from Edinburgh duties.
The side will be coached by Ian Davies, a former Llanelli Scarlets’ player and current Director of Rugby at Greene King IPA Championship side Cornish Pirates.
Barbarians squad: Ruairi Cushion, Rhys Oakley, Alan Paver, Tom Riley, Barry Davies, Alex Davis, Colin Goudie, Chris Mayor, Cammy Ferguson, Dai Flanagan, Alex Davies, Laurence Ovens, Lewis Niven, Duncan Bell, Craig Hawkins, George Turner, Haydn Pugh, Chris Dicomidis, Charlie McGowan, James Freeman, Sacha Harding, Duane Eager.