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Grant, Brits join BaaBaas

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 11 May 2009 at 17:06
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Cardiff Blues head coach Dai Young confirmed on Monday his full Barbarians squad for the upcoming fixtures against England and Australia.

According to the RFU website, the invitational side will take on England at Twickenham on May 30 before travelling down under to tackle Australia on June 6.

Speaking after the announcement, coach Young said: “I’m delighted with the squad that’s been selected and I’m looking forward to working with them and London Irish assistant coach Mike Catt when we meet up on May 26.

“The squad is full of quality players, including a number of RWC, Tri-Nations and Grand Slam winners and I’m expecting them to give a very good account of themselves when they play England and Australia.”

England team manager Martin Johnson meanwhile said: “The Barbarians squad that’s been announced is full of international experience and they will provide England with a very tough game on May 30 before we go onto play Argentina in a two-Test series.

“The Barbarians match is one we’re all looking forward to and I will be announcing a strong England squad on May 19 for all three games.”

The Barbarians captain will be named once the squad meet up on May 26.

Barbarians squad:

Backs: Iain Balshaw (Gloucester Rugby and England), Ben Blair (Cardiff Blues & New Zealand), Gordon D’Arcy (Leinster and Ireland), Peter Grant (Stormers and South Africa), Doug Howlett (Munster & New Zealand), Josh Lewsey (London Wasps and England), Seilala Mapusua (London Irish & Samoa), Justin Marshall (Saracens and New Zealand), Luke McAllister (Sale Sharks and New Zealand), Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers & Ireland), Sonny Bill Williams (Toulon), Dimitri Yachvilli (Biarritz Olympique & France)

Forwards: Serge Betsen (London Wasps & France), BJ Botha (Ulster & South Africa), Schalk Brits (Stormers and South Africa), Sebastien Bruno (Sale Sharks & France), Jerry Collins (Toulon & New Zealand), Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers & England), Rocky Elsom (Leinster & Australia), Justin Harrison (Bath Rugby & Australia), Chris Jack (Saracens & New Zealand), Greg Somerville (Gloucester Rugby & New Zealand), Iestyn Thomas (Scarlets & Wales), Paul Tito (Cardiff Blues)


  • So does this mean they will not be part of the Bok squad?

    I really thought Grant would be there. 🙁

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.05.09 17:10:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Shyte,didnt even think of that.Earl Rose it is then.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.05.09 17:20:22 by Claytie Reply
  • “head coach DAI YOUNG”

    Surely you jest??? 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.05.09 18:22:44 by Big Fish Reply
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  • So does that mean Schalk Brits won’t be selected for the Boks?? 😯
    Watch out for an article by Gavin Rich in tomorrows Cape Argus…

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.05.09 18:48:02 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 4) : 😛

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.05.09 19:14:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pity its only the overseas boys who see the value of this guy, our talent scounts prefer the likes of Rose, God help us!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.05.09 06:15:18 by Whindy Reply
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  • and now Bath and Racing Metro are after him as well, Sharks wake up and grab this boy you need him!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.05.09 06:18:15 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 6) :

    @Whindy (Comment 7) :

    I can only hope you are talking about Grant and not Brits. 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.05.09 06:35:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • DEFINETLY, Schalk Brits is a poser, with a side step, could not scrum to save his arse , that’s why he is in the Stormers Front row JW saw through him very quickly 😆 Sorry low blow!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.05.09 06:54:14 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 9) : 🙂

    #1 Reason to be happy today: The first squad to face the LLions in their opening tour match has been announced. 😎 The tour is getting closer and closer. 😎

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.05.09 06:57:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 9) :

    I reckon most Stormers supporters will agree with you that Brits is just not good enough and should never have been selected for the Boks.

    Brits = show pony

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.05.09 07:06:44 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 12) :

    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You HAVE posting rights!!!!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.05.09 07:19:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) :

    No Worries I have already posted it. 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.05.09 07:23:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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