Five South Africans named in Barbarians squad for summer tour

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Bakkies Botha of The Barbarians looks on during the 1908 - 2008 London Olympic Centenary match between The Barbarians and Australia at Wembley Stadium on December 3, 2008 in London, England. Photo by David Rogers /Getty Images.

Morgan Piek – The Barbarians have named a strong squad representing no less than ten different counties to take on England, Ireland and Wales during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

This squad includes three capped centurions as well. They are John Smit (South Africa), Mils Muliaina (New Zealand) and Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland).

The Barbarians won most recent previous encounters against the three home nations they will be facing on tour.



27 May 2012 – Barbarians vs England, Twickenham.

29 May 2012 –  Barbarians vs Ireland, Gloucester.

2 June2012 – Barbarians vs Wales, Cardiff.

The Barbarians squad is as follows:

Backs :

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 (Argentina), Stephen Donald (New Zealand), Stephen Jones (Wales), Rory Lawson (Scotland), Jerome Fillol (France).

Forwards :

Schalk Brits (South Africa), Benoit August (France), John Smit (South Africa), Aled de Malmanche (New Zealand), John Afoa (New Zealand), Duncan Jones (Wales), B J 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 (Argentina).

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