MARK Jones has been named as part of the Barbarian coaching staff ahead of this weekend’s clash against Wales at the Principality Stadium.

The former Builth Wells and Wales wing joins head coach Eddie Jones’ backroom team which also includes ex-Wales star Jamie Roberts and England’s Will Greenwood.

Barbarian F.C. have named an international star-studded squad to face Wales with players from New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Argentina and Wales have come together in Cardiff to prepare to face Wales on Saturday.

Wales fans and players alike will see familiar faces take to the pitch in the famous Black and White of the invitational club - with former Wales captains Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric set to line up against their side. 


It will be Jones’ final appearance at the Principality Stadium and a fitting conclusion to the stellar international career of the world’s most capped player.

Players will be joining the Barbarians fresh from Rugby World Cup international duty, including Australia’s Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Rob Valetini, Andrew Kellaway and Ben Donaldson.

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Fiji pair Simione Kuruvoli and Ilaisa Droasese and Argentina fly-half Nicolas Sanchez also featured in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Meanwhile Powys star Dan Lydiate is likely to feature for the hosts.

The 35 year old has been included in Warren Gatland’s Welsh squad following a contrasting summer which saw him play a bit part role in Wales’ World Cup but celebrated the birth of another child with his partner.

The Abbey-cwm-hir flanker was set to represent the Dragons against Cardiff Blues last weekend but withdrew from the squad for personal reasons as his club crashed to a 17th consecutive defeat against the Blues.