Sharksworld has been led to believe that Alistair Hargreaves has been called up to the Barbarians squad to take on England at Twickenham next Saturday.
The lanky lock, a South African age-group captain, made his debut for the Boks midweek side on last season’s European tour, but will presumably play the role of the traditional uncapped player in the Baabaas squad, since he is yet to play in a test match for South Africa.
Hargreaves’s selection comes on the back of some very solid outings for the Sharks in this year’s Super 14 since being called in to replace Johann Muller in the number 5 shirt. Surely a full test cap can’t be too far away, particularly with the Bulls and Stormers players set to miss out on the test series against Wales?
Whatever the future holds, we’d like to congratulate Alistair on a marvellous achievement.Tweet