NSW Barbarians: From Penrith To The Pumas For Kerren Straker

by Brendan Bradford – Kerren Straker admits his knowledge of Argentina is pretty much limited to rugby and steak. “I know it’s cold there at the moment,” the Penrith Emus front-rower and captain says. “I searched it the other day and it’s about 11 degree highs. I’m partial to a nice steak too, so hopefully we can get an eye-fillet or something and I know the Argentinians play pretty hard and physical rugby and they love to scrum." Born and raised in New Zealand, Straker is one of 13-club players invited by Michael Cheika to join 21-Waratahs in a New South Wales Barbarians side to tour Argentina at the start of August. Invited by the Argentinian Rugby Union to assist with the Pumas’ preparation for the Rugby Championship, the 34-man Barbarians squad will play in Bu
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