Rugby

Bismarck set to face Saracens

2014-01-09 18:54
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.

The 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.

"Saracens 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."

Sharks squad:

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

Saracens squad:

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.


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