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Henry and Hansen to coach Barbarians vs. Australia

Updated: October 24, 2011, 12:14


LONDON(AP) Rugby World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry and assistant Steve Hansen will coach the Barbarians against Australia at Twickenham next month.

The pair will be joined by five members of the New Zealand squad they guided to the World Cup title on Sunday, with Sonny Bill Williams, Keven Mealamu, Jerome Kaino, Piri Weepu and Adam Thomson all in the touring club's squad.

Barbarians chairman John Spencer says "this is a great coup for the Barbarians at this particular time.''

Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny are among five of Wales' World Cup players in a squad also including South Africa's Bryan Habana and Victor Matfield.

Tri-Nations champion Australia plays the Barbarians on Nov. 26.

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