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Rassie loads Barbarians with Springboks


Head coach Rassie Erasmus has named 13 of his South African tourists in the Barbarians group preparing to face Argentina on Saturday, reports Sport24

They include World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Aphiwe Dyantyi and Player of the Year nominee Malcolm Marx.

The rest of the Springboks contingent is backs Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel and Handre Pollard, and forwards Schalk Brits, Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Malcolm Marx, Trevor Nyakane and Sikhumbuzo Notshe.

There are players from seven other nations in the invitation side’s cosmopolitan squad for the Killik Cup match at Twickenham on December 1.

Scrum half Frank Lomani joins the club after playing a key role in Fiji’s historic 21-14 win against France.

Argentina legend Juan Miguel Leguizamon lines up against the Pumas four years on from leading the Barbarians to victory over England.

New Zealand’s Wyatt Crockett joins the squad at the end of his distinguished Crusaders and All Blacks career.

And there are two players capped by Australia in Bordeaux-Begles lock Luke Jones and Melbourne Rebels wing Tom English.

In keeping with the Barbarians’ traditions there are two uncapped players in the Chiefs’ Australian fly half Jack Debreczeni and the Crusaders flanker Jordan Taufua.

Barbarians squad:


Tomasso Benvenuti (Benetton & Italy)

Damian de Allende (Stormers & South Africa)

Jack Debreczeni (Chiefs)

Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions & South Africa)

Tom English (Rebels & Australia)

Leon Fukofuka (Auckland & Tonga)

Elton Jantjies (Lions & South Africa)

Jesse Kriel (Bulls & South Africa)

Frank Lomani (Rebels & Fiji)

Handre Pollard (Bulls & South Africa)


Schalk Brits (Stormers & South Africa)

Wyatt Crockett (Crusaders & New Zealand)

Lood de Jager (Bulls & South Africa)

Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers & South Africa)

Luke Jones (Bordeaux Begles & Australia)

Steven Kitshoff (Stormers & South Africa)

Siya Kolisi (Stormers & South Africa)

Juan Miguel Leguizamon (Jaguares & Argentina)

Malcolm Marx (Lions & South Africa)

Alexandre Menini (Lyon & France)

Trevor Nyakane (Bulls & South Africa)

Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers & South Africa)

Jordan Taufua (Crusaders)

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  1. Maybe nobody wants to play Saturday anyway. It’s only against Argentina. At the end of a long year. With a very “successfull” SA coach. In cold London. Now boring and tired Boks will waste our time one more Saturday. Ffs.

  2. @Jacques: indeed – unfortunately I have a ticket (bought earlier, expecting a decent game). Happy to pass it on to you if you want to see your hero

  3. Yip this makes v little sense.

    Play Willemse papier and all those who need the experience , but give psdt, pollard, Kolisi Kitshoff, Marx a much needed rest.

  4. Yes, get the Stormers boys back to Fleck so that he can undo all the good that came from this year.

  5. @Jacques: Indeed. What do you know of new WP president – will he continue the rot or can we expect something different than the fat clown.

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