Rugby

Mallett to coach SA Barbarians

2013-04-10 18:37
Nick Mallett (AFP)
Cape Town - Former Springbok and Italy coach Nick Mallett will coach the South African Barbarians in a fundraising match against English club Saracens on May 16.

According to the Saracens.com website, the match will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in London. The game will generate funds for the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson fund, which assists injured rugby players financially.

The SA Barbarians team will comprise South African players based in Europe and at home.

Mallett, nowadays, rugby pundit on pay-channel SuperSport, said he will look to put together a team which plays an attractive brand of rugby.

“The SA Barbarians are a well-established club, who played against England last year. We look forward to playing Saracens, and enhancing the tradition.

"This match presents a fantastic opportunity for experienced players and bright young talent alike to make their mark. We will put together a squad to entertain and to challenge well-organised opponents," concluded Mallett.

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