Richard Ferguson

5 Boks for Barbarians

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 15 May 2012 at 11:30
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A Barbarians side to take on the English, Irish and Welsh has been named, and sees 5 Springboks selected in a squad of 33 internationals . reports that the Barbarians will play matches against the top three United Kingdom sides in a matter of seven days, in the build-up to the Nations’ trips to face the Northern Hemisphere teams.

The South Africans who have been selected are all forwards, with Schalk Brits, John Smit, BJ Botha, Anton van Zyl and Pedrie Wannenburg getting the nod.

Other big names include Mils Muliaina, Shane Williams (who will be playing his last match when the Barbarians take on Wales in the last match), Felipe Contepomi, Stephen Donald, John Afoa and Neemia Tialata.

The squad will be coached by the legendary John Kirwan and assisted by Grant Doorey, and assembles in London on May 22.

Barbarians’ squad:


Isa Nacewa (Fiji), Mils Muliaina (New Zealand), Ian Balshaw (England), Cedric Heymans (France), Shane Williams (Wales), Paul Sackey (England), Sailosi Tagicakibau (Samoa), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (Samoa), Mike Tindall (England), Damien Traille (France), Felipe Contepomi (Argentine), Stephen Donald (New Zealand), Stephen Jones (Wales), Rory Lawson (Scotland), Jerome Fillol (France)


Schalk Brits (South Africa), Benoit August (France), John Smit (South Africa), Aled de Malmanche (New Zealand), John Afoa (New Zealand), Duncan Jones (Wales), BJ Botha (South Africa), Neemia Tialata (New Zealand), Jerome Thion (France), Mick O’Driscoll (Ireland), Anton van Zyl (South Africa), Pelu Taele (Samoa), Raphael Lakafia (France), Antoine Burban (France), Akupusi Qera (Fiji), John Beattie (Scotland), Pedrie Wannenburg (South Africa), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Argentine)


Sunday, May 27 v England (Twickenham)

Tuesday, May 29 v Ireland (Kingsholm, Gloucester)

Saturday, June 2 v Wales (Millennium Stadium)


  • Pedrie will be sniffing the lines the whole time .. ai

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.05.12 11:46:18 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Geez, a hectic schedule…..

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.05.12 12:05:44 by Franshark Reply

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