Barbarians include 13 South African players in squad for clash against Argentina

Malcolm Mark is a part of the Barbarians squad
Malcolm Mark is a part of the Barbarians squad
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Barbarians have confirmed a 23-man squad that will take on Argentina in the Killik Cup match on Saturday at Twickenham.

The squad to be coached by South Africa rugby director Rassie Erasmus will have 13 players from the Springboks. including breakthrough player of the year Aphiwe Dyanti and player of the year nominee Malcolm Marx.

Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Handre Pollard are the other South African players among the backs while Schalk Brits, Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Malcolm Marx, Trevor Nayakane and Skihumbuzo Notshe are part of forwards.

Frank Lomani from Fiji, Argentina legend Juan Miguel Leguizamon and New Zealand's Wyatt Crockett are also part of the squad that has two uncapped players in it - Jack Debreczeni (Chiefs) and Jordan Taufua (Crusaders).

Barbarians squad

Backs: Tomasso Benvenuti (Benetton & Italy), Damian de Allende (Stormers & South Africa), Jack Debreczeni (Chiefs), Aphiwe Dyanti (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 (Unattched & 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 Nayakane (Bulls & South Africa), Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers & South Africa), Jordan Taufua (Crusaders)