English name side for second Barbarians clash

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 19 Jun 2012 at 09:06
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England have named their side for Tuesday’s second “dirt tracker” outing, against the SA Barbarians North, in Potchefstroom.

Aside from a few injury-enforced changes, we also see the somewhat surprising selection of test number 8 Ben Morgan amongst the loose forwards. That’s a pretty clear indication that Thomas Waldrom (who’s been left out here) is in line for a start in the third Test. Also missing from this line-up is scrumhalf Danny Care, who will most likely replace the injured Ben Youngs in the test side.

Youngs’ even younger (or is that “youngser”?) brother Tom will play at hooker, with Ugo Monye (wing) and Jonny May (replacement centre and future of English rugby) set to enjoy their first action on tour so far.

15 Nick Abendanon (Bath Rugby); 14 Christian Wade (London Wasps), 13 Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), 12 Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), 11 Ugo Monye (Harlequins); 10 Charlie Hodgson (Saracens), 9 Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints); 1 Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors), 2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers), 3 Paul Doran Jones (Northampton Saints), 4 Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers), 5 George Robson (capt, Harlequins), 6 Jamie Gibson (London Irish), 7 Carl Fearns (Bath Rugby), 8 Ben Morgan (Scarlets).
Replacements: 16 Joe Gray (Harlequins), 17 Rupert Harden (Gloucester Rugby), 18 Mouritz Botha, (Saracens), 19 James Haskell (Otago Highlanders), 20 Karl Dickson (Harlequins), 21 David Strettle (Saracens), 22 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby).

Meanwhile, Jimmy Stonehouse has been forced to make a single change to his Barbarians team after reserve scrumhalf Johan Laker had to cry off injured. Griffons number nine Andries Mahoney comes into the squad in the number 20 jersey. As Pumas coach in the Currie Cup, Stonehouse has certainly backed the players he knows for this fixture, with no fewer than 13 of the match 22 hailing from that side.

SA Barbarians (North):
15-JC Roos (Pumas); 14-Danwel Demas (Pumas), 13-JW Jonker (Pumas, captain), 12-Joubert Engelbrecht (Leopards), 11-Deon Scholtz (Pumas); 10-Coenie van Wyk (Pumas), 9-Shaun Venter (Pumas); 8-Nicky Steyn (Griffons), 7-MB Lusaseni (Leopards), 6-Jaco Bouwer (Pumas), 5-Rudi Mathee (Pumas), 4-Eduan van der Walt (Pumas), 3-Ashley Buys (Pumas), 2-Torsten van Jaarsveld (Pumas), 1-BG Uys (Leopards).

Substitutes: 16-Pellow van der Westhuizen (Pumas), 17-Zane Kilian (Valke), 18-Boela Serfontein (Pumas), 19-Martin Sithole (Griffons), 20-Andries Mahoney, (Griffons), 21-Hoffman Maritz (Leopards), 22-Tertius Maarman (Griffons).


  • The hell with my exams. Rugby in Potch tonight and then after party at Impala

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.06.12 11:46:11 by Mutley Reply
  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : it’s just a pity Danny Care won’t be there… he tends to liven up any party 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.06.12 11:59:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • They are playing tonight!

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.06.12 20:27:30 by Ben Reply
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  • What’s up with me today, I forgot the cricket and now about this game…. Eish 😯

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.06.12 20:50:41 by Franshark Reply
  • After 70min eng leading 43 to 24….

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.12 20:51:46 by Franshark Reply
  • FT
    SA-Bar-North 31 – 57 Eng…

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.06.12 21:03:18 by Franshark Reply
  • no offence to the English but if we actually played a fringe teams against them in the week games we would have won them in that games as well (the barbarians was in with a shot but just lacked a bit of class and patients cost them the game, and if you look at the score line you would never have guised it, they just needed some cool heads after England stroked back.) whose idea was it to play this teams ( would have loved it if we fielded stronger teams and send the English home with no wins not even a week match win, and if we picked the strongest two teams from fringe players this would absolutely be possible.)

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.06.12 23:25:36 by BR Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 4) : Amla played a brilliant innings, weren’t too happy with the fielding, still think they should get Jonty as fielding coach

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.06.12 23:27:01 by BR Reply
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