Rugby

Brits gets Baa-Baas call-up

2013-05-15 14:07
Schalk Brits (Getty Images)
London - Saracens and former Springbok hooker Schalk Brits has been included in the Barbarians squad to face the British and Irish Lions.

According to an ESPNScrum tweet, Schalk Brits was named on Tuesday along with Timoci Nagusa, Andrea Lo Cicero, Elliot Daly, Dean Mumm and Samu Manoa in an expanded Barbarians team.

He joins prop BJ Botha (Munster), lock Marco Wentzel (London Wasps) and flank Francois Louw (Bath) to become the fourth Springbok in the squad.

The Barbarians will begin their tour against England at Twickenham on May 26 before flying to Hong Kong for their match against the Lions on June 1.

Barbarians squad:

Forwards:

Schalk Brits (Saracens & South Africa), Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing Metro & Italy), Dean Mumm (Waratahs & Australia), Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints & USA), Duncan Jones (Ospreys & Wales), B J Botha (Munster & South Africa), Paul James (Bath Rugby & Wales), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester & Italy), Matthew Rees (Scarlets & Wales), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Benetton Treviso & Italy), Marco Wentzel (London Wasps & South Africa), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester Rugby & Scotland), Francois Louw (Bath Rugby & South Africa), Sam Jones (London Wasps), Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso & Italy), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais & Italy), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz Olympique & France)

Backs:

Timoci Nagusa (Montpellier & Fiji), Elliot Daly (London Wasps), Jared Payne (Ulster), Rowan Varty (DeA Tigers & Hong Kong), Takudzwa Ngwenya (Biarritz Olympique & USA), Joe Rokocoko (Bayonne & New Zealand), James Hook (Perpignan & Wales), Nick Evans (Harlequins & New Zealand), Kahn Fotuali'i (Ospreys & Samoa), Dwayne Peel (Sale Sharks & Wales), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz Olympique & France)

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