Six Boks start for BaaBaas

2013-11-27 09:17
Jean de Villiers (Getty Images)
Cape Town - There are six Springboks in the Barbarians starting XV and a further two on the bench for their clash against Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Barbarians match-day 23 features eight Springboks, eight All Blacks, five Argentinians and a Samoan and Irishman.

Bok captain Jean de Villiers will lead the side from inside centre and will be joined in the backline by flyhalf Patrick Lambie, while Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen, Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira have all been named among the forwards, with Coenie Oosthuizen and Willie le Roux on the bench.

New Zealand's Steve Hansen is the coach.



15 Santiago Cordera, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Gavin Williams, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Charles Piutau, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Mick O'Driscoll, 3 Matias Diaz, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Substitutes: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Guillermo Ruan, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Manuel Carizza, 20 Luke Whitelock, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Willie le Roux.



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