DRAGONS duo Richard Hibbard and Rhodri Williams will face England at Twickenham on Sunday after being named in the Barbarians squad.

Hooker Hibbard and scrum-half Williams join fellow Welshman Rhys Webb in the star-studded squad for the clash in London (kick-off 3.30pm).

It will be Hibbard's third appearance for the Baa-Baas after facing England and Ulster in the summer of 2017.

The former Wales and Lions hooker had an impressive first campaign at Rodney Parade after his move from Gloucester, making 23 appearances and deputising as captain for Cory Hill.

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Williams was a member of the squad that upset the English 63-45 in last year's clash at Twickenham before he headed to the Dragons from Bristol.

The scrum-half was nominated for coaches' player of the year for his efforts in 2018/19 after featuring in all but two European Challenge Cup fixtures.

England’s Joe Marler lines up against his former national side with experienced forwards like New Zealand’s John Afoa and Liam Messam, South Africa’s Francois Louw and Australia’s James Horwill, who makes the final professional appearance of his career.

And the back line includes some of the most exciting attacking talents in the European game, including New Zealand’s Charles Piutau, MalakaI Fekitoa and Australia’s Taqele Naiyaravoro "We’ve got really good experience across the board and it’s great that there are nine different countries represented,” said coach Pat Lam.

"Overall we’ve selected experience and size up front, exciting players who can make things happen from nothing, and we have some firepower out wide.

"This is a unique team with quality players and it will only play together this one time. So as per last year, I’ll be setting out to get our preparation right on and off the field to ensure we come together as brothers in a short amount of time to hopefully be a world class team on Sunday.”

Inexperienced England are without a raft of frontline players in World Cup year and will be coached by Jim Mallinder rather than Eddie Jones.

Bristol’s Callum Sheedy – who was born and raised in Cardiff – gets a call-up for the hosts, although it is an uncapped match and he will remain eligible for Wales, England and Ireland.

The match is the part of a double-header at Twickenham with Wales’ Jasmine Joyce and Elinor Snowsill in the Barbarians women’s side taking on England (kick-off 12.45pm).