Rugby

Last chance to watch Barney

2012-06-04 12:36
John Smit (File)
Durban - Tickets are on sale at the Sharks ticket office at Kings Park or online via Computicket for the clash taking place on Friday, June 22 featuring John Smit's Barneys Army against his former team, the Sharks.

With an illustrious line-up of former Sharks, Boks and international players to play in Barneys Army, the game is in celebration of the launch of the John Smit Foundation, a charitable trust set up to assist some of Smit's chosen charities including the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Fund, the LIV Village and the Bobbi Bear Foundation.

It is also Smit's final farewell to the Kings Park faithful, who have supported him over the past 10 years, that he has been part of the Sharks and Springbok set up.

"I am really looking forward to what promises to be a thrilling evening of rugby with a line-up of some great friends from around the world," said Smit who is currently on tour with the Barbarian's side in the UK.

"We've got a whole lot of Rugby World Cup winners including Stephen Donald from New Zealand and my former SA team-mates Butch James, Victor Matfield and Percy Montgomery."

Also playing are Shaun Sowerby, Brent Russell, Deon Carstens, Pete Dixon, Francois Louw and De Wet Barry, as well as former England internationals Matt Banahan and Nick Abendanon, former Argentinian prop Martin Scelzo, former Scotland Captain Jason White and fellow UK club players Julian Salvi and Joe Maddock.

Former Sharks and Springbok coach Ian MacIntosh is the team's coach.

The match starts at 19:10, with a curtain-raiser at 17:00 featuring National Club Champions College Rovers playing against the 2012 Varsity Cup winners Tukkies.

Tickets are R50 for adults and R15 for scholars. All match day proceeds will go towards the John Smit Foundation.

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