Bismarck set to face Saracens
Bismarck du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Durban - Bismarck du Plessis is among 12 Springboks named in the Sharks squad
to play Saracens at Allianz Park in London on 25 January.
reigning Currie Cup champions will play the current Premiership leaders
in a unique clash between rugby's northern and southern hemisphere
clubs and a European Cup and Super XV franchise.
"It's a special challenge for us," Du Plessis said.
have developed into a really strong team, and their recent success has
been keenly followed in South Africa.
"They will present very tough
opposition as we prepare for the Super XV, and we're excited to play on
the artificial turf pitch at Allianz Park."
Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Dale Chadwick, Marcell Coetzee, Kyle Cooper, Jean Deysel, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter Stephanus du Toit, Adriaan Esterhuizen, Tyler Fisher, Paul Jordaan, Ryan Kankowski, Peet Marais, Charl McLeod, Tendai Mtawarira, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndugane, Etienne Oosthuizen, Jacobus Reinach, Francois Steyn, Timothy Swiel, Jaco van Tonder, Heimar Williams, Frederik Zeilinga
Backs: Chris Wyles, David Strettle, Michael Tagicakibau, Marcelo Bosch, Brad Barritt, Duncan Taylor, Sam Stanley, Charlie Hodgson, Neil de Kock, Richard Wigglesworth.
Forwards: Richard Barrington, Nick Auterac, Schalk Brits, Jamie George, Matt Stevens, Petrus du Plessis, Steve Borthwick (captain), Alistair Hargreaves, Mouritz Botha, Jacques Burger, Nick Fenton-Wells, Justin Melck, Ernst Joubert.