Rugby

6 Saffers in BaaBaas run-on team

2016-11-07 18:04
Clayton Blommetjies (Gallo Image)

Cape Town - No less than six South Africans have been named in the Barbarians run-on team to face the Czech Republic in Prague on Tuesday.

Clayton Blommetjies (fullback), Robert du Preez (inside centre), Schalk van der Merwe (loosehead prop), Martin Muller (lock), Kwagga Smith (flank) and Ruan Ackermann (No 8) will all start, with Reggie Goodes and Akker van der Merwe on the bench.

Double World Cup winner Ben Franks (London Irish) and Ireland lock Dan Tuohy have also joined up with the squad. Centre Seta Tamanivalu has left the group having been called up by the All Blacks.

The Barbarians drew 31-31 with the Springboks in their clash at Wembley on Saturday.

Teams:

Barbarians

15 Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs), 14 Luke Morahan (Force & Australia), 13 Matt Faddes (Highlanders) , 12 Robert du Preez (Stormers), 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs/Panasonic & Australia), 10 Richard Mo’unga (Crusaders), 9 Nic Stirzaker (Rebels), 8 Ruan Ackermann (Lions)7 Kwagga Smith (Lions), 6 Sam Carter (Brumbies & Australia), 5 Martin Muller (Lions), 4 Dan Tuohy (Ulster & Ireland, captain), 3 Toby Smith (Rebels & Australia),  2 Andrew Ready (Reds), 1 Schalk van der Merwe (Montpellier)

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe (Lions)17 Reggie Goodes (Hurricanes), 18 Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand), 19 Michael Fatialofa (Hurricanes), 20 Brad Shields (Hurricanes), 21 Andy Ellis (Crusaders/Kobelco & New Zealand), 22 Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), 23 Melani Nanai (Blues) 

Czech Republic

TBA

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