Rugby Championship

15 Boks to miss BaaBaas match

2016-10-11 14:45
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With South Africa playing the Barbarians outside of the official November Test window, the Springboks will be without 15 of their 31-man Rugby Championship squad when they play the Barbarians at Wembley on November 5.

Fourteen of the current squad members will not be able to play due to being under foreign club contracts, while lock Lood de Jager will be serving his one-match suspension for a dangerous tackle against the All Blacks in Durban.

Five Lions players - Warren Whiteley, Jaco Kriel, Franco Mostert, Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe - have all joined their Japanese clubs for the remainder of the season which disqualifies them from the Barbarians game and the remainder of the Currie Cup.

The fixture clashes with Round 10 of the Top 14 in France, ruling out Willem Alberts, Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana, Steven Kitshoff and Morne Steyn.

There are no fixtures in England that weekend, but Premiership clubs are under no obligation to release players outside of the Test window, meaning coach Allister Coetzee will have to do without Willie le Roux, Francois Hougaard, Francois Louw and Vincent Koch.

There is full weekend of Pro12 fixtures also scheduled to November 4 and 5, further limiting options for calling in players based in the UK and Ireland.

Read more on:    springboks  |  barbarians  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 18 August 2018
Australia v New Zealand, ANZ National Stadium 12:05
South Africa v Argentina, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:05
Saturday, 25 August 2018
New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park 09:35
Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Malvinas 21:10
Saturday, 08 September 2018
New Zealand v Argentina, Trafalgar Park 09:35
Australia v South Africa, Suncorp Stadium 12:05
Team P W PTS

The Springboks' 25-24 defeat to the All Blacks at Newlands was ...

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.