Springboks

BaaBaas call up Lions trio for Bok clash

2016-10-28 12:11
Akker van der Merwe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Barbarians have called up three Lions forwards for their matches against South Africa, the Czech Republic and Fiji next month.

READ: BaaBaas beef up squad for duel with Boks

Akker van der Merwe (hooker), Kwagga Smit (flank) and Ruan Ackermann (loose forward) will join the Barbarians in London next week.

This follows after it was revealed on Thursday that Cheetahs fullback Clayton Blommetjies would join the Barbarians.

Several Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby players are also in the squad, which will be finalised later on Friday.

After taking on the Springboks at Wembley, the Barbarians play the Czech Republic in Prague on November 8, before facing Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on November 11.

The Barbarians take on South Africa for eighth time since 1952 and lead the series 4-3 after victories in 2007 and 2010.

The 125 year-old club won 26-20 in 2010 when tries from Australia’s Drew Mitchell (2), James O’Connor and Italy’s Quintin Geldenhuys secured victory.
 
In 2007 the Barbarians were the first side to beat the newly-crowned World Champions with a 22-5 win that saw Australia’s Matt Giteau and Rocky Elsom, and Wales’s Martyn Williams touch down.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

The Springboks' year of woe and misery came to a predictable end with defeat against Wales in Cardiff. What should happen next?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.