A FORMER Dunfermline Rugby Club player has been selected for one of the game's most famous invitational teams.

Murray McCallum, who came through the youth ranks at McKane Park, has been named in the Barbarians squad for matches to be played this month.

The 26-year-old, a former pupil at Woodmill High School, is in line to pull on the revered black-and-white hooped jersey when the 'Baa-Baas' face Gallagher Premiership Harlequins tomorrow (Thursday), and could also feature against another Gallagher Premiership outfit, Northampton Saints,at Franklin's Gardens on November 26.

Both Harlequins and Northampton will be playing the Barbarians for the first time, with the touring side including several players from Worcester, including Murray, and Wasps, both of whom have hit financial troubles this season, with Worcester entering adminstration in September.

That means they were suspended from playing rugby for the remainder of the season, and will be relegated from English rugby's top flight at the end of the season.

Murray, who moved on to play for Heriot's after Dunfermline, and then Edinburgh, moved to Sixways after leaving Glasgow, who he joined on a short-term contract in July 2021.

The prop forward made his Scotland debut as a replacement during a 34-7 Six Nations defeat against Wales in Cardiff in 2018 and went on to win two more caps – against Canada and the USA – later that year.

He will now have the opportunity to play for the Baa-Baas after being named in their provisional squad for the match, which includes several players from Worcester and Wasps, who have also hit financial troubles, as well as international players, including former England cap Danny Cipriani.

The Barbarians, a touring club that plays at the invitation of clubs or national rugby unions, bring together players of a good standard, from different clubs and nations, to play matches each year and "enjoy the camaraderie of the game and play attacking, adventurous rugby without the pressure of having to win".

They have visited all parts of the UK and Ireland, and have played in 25 countries overseas.