Rugby

Spies, Olivier start for BaaBaas

2015-09-03 15:14

Cape Town - Former Springboks Pierre Spies and Wynand Olivier will start for the Barbarians when they tackle English club Worcester Warriors this weekend.

World Cup winner Ali Williams has been named captain of the BaaBaas, replacing South African Bakkies Botha who led the team against Samoa last week.

The former New Zealand lock leads a cosmopolitan team with internationals from eight different nations at Sixways on Saturday.

The famous invitation side made six changes to the team that beat Samoa at the former Olympic Stadium last weekend.

Australia flyhalf Mike Harris and wing Dom Shipperley come into the back line alongside veteran Italy scrumhalf Paul Griffen.

Up front, Williams, Silatolu Latu (Waratahs) and former USA captain Todd Clever all step into the starting line-up.

Recently added to this week’s squad is Aled Brew (Dragons & Wales) who takes over from Stade Francais fullback Paul Williams.

Barbarians team:

15 Dwayne Sweeney (Munakata Sanix Blues), 14 Tom English (Melbourne Rebels), 13 Ben Tapuai (Western Force & Australia), 12 Wynand Olivier (South Africa), 11 Dom Shipperley (Melbourne Rebels & Australia), 10 Mike Harris (Melbourne Rebels & Australia), 9 Paul Griffen (Calvisano & Italy), 8 Pierre Spies (Kintetsu Liners, Montpellier & South Africa), 7 Todd Clever (Old Mission BAC & USA), 6 Adam Thomson (Reds & New Zealand), 5 Ali Williams (Toulon & New Zealand, captain), 4 Luke Jones (Melbourne Rebels & Australia), 3 Carl Hayman (Toulon & New Zealand), 2 Silatolu Latu (Waratahs), 1 Benn Robinson (Waratahs & Australia)

Substitutes: 16 Eusebio Guinazu (Munster & Argentina), 17 Kyle Traynor (Bristol & Scotland), 18 Lorenzo Romano (Viadana & Italy), 19 Anibal Panceyra-Garrido (Tala), 20 Allister Hogg (Newcastle Falcons & Scotland), 21 Fabio Semenzato (Benetton Treviso & Italy), 22 Roberto Quartaroli (Fiamme Oro & Italy), 23 Aled Brew (Newport Gwent Dragons & Wales)

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