Brian O’Driscoll to lead North in Tsunami benefit

Sir Clive Woodward has announced his northern hemisphere squad to play the southern hemisphere side in the tsunami rugby aid match at Twickenham on March 5.

As widely predicted Irish centre Brian O’Driscoll will lead the side made up from players from the six nations. Only the squad has been announced, while the starting line-up will be announced next week.

North squad: Lawrence Dallaglio (England), Ben Cohen (England), Aurelien Rougerie (France), Damien Traille (France), Fabien Pelous (France), Raphael Ibanez (France), Pieter de Villiers (France), Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland, capt), Paul O’Connell (Ireland), David Humphreys (Ireland), Chris Paterson (Scotland), Chris Cusiter (Scotland), Gordon Bullock (Scotland), Simon Taylor (Scotland), Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy), Marco Bortolami (Italy), Sergio Parisse (Italy), Dwayne Peel (Wales), Ceri Sweeney (Wales), Jonathan Thomas (Wales), Rhys Williams (Wales), John Yapp (Wales).

South squad: Chris Latham (Australia); Rupeni Caucaunibuca (Fiji) Jacque Fourie (South Africa) Tana Umaga (New Zealand), Sireli Bobo (Fiji); Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand) George Gregan (Australia, capt); Toutai Kefu (Australia) Phil Waugh (Australia) Schalk Burger (South Africa); Ifereimi Rawaqa (Fiji), Victor Matfield (South Africa); Kobus Visagie (South Africa) John Smit (South Africa), Carl Hoeft (New Zealand)
Reserves: Bruce Reihana (New Zealand), Brian Lima (SAM), Ephraim Taukafa (TON), Opeta Palepoi (Samoa), Semo Sititi (Samoa), Moses Rauluni (Fiji), one player to be announced.

Link: IRB annoucement

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