Rugby

Boshoff starts for BaaBaas

2014-11-04 07:51
Marnitz Boshoff (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Barbarians coach John Kirwan has picked seven South Africans in his starting line-up for their game against English club, Leicester Tigers, at Welford Road on Tuesday night.

Kirwan made several other changes to the side which lost 40-36 to Australia at Twickenham at the weekend.

In the backline, centre Juan de Jongh will get another chance in midfield after an indifferent performance against the Walllabies.

Marnitz Boshoff will also start at flyhalf after Colin Slade was called up by the All Blacks, while up front No 8 Jacques Botes, flanks Heinrich Brussow and Michael Rhodes, and props Thomas du Toit and Lourens Adriaanse, are all in the run-on XV.

Cheetahs scrumhalf, Sarel Pretorius, will again provide cover off the bench.

The game is scheduled to kick-off at 19:30 local time (21:30 SA time).

Barbarians team:

15 Tevita Li, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Francis Saili, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Jacques Botes, 7 Heinrich Brussow, 6 Michael Rhodes, 5 Alastair Kellock (captain), 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Lourens Adriaanse

Substitutes: 16 Niall Anett, 17 Jason Marshall, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Angus Ta’avao, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Matt Todd, 22 Adam Thomson, 23 Sarel Pretorius, 24 Sean Duke, 25 Tom English

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