Barbarians name Wyatt Crockett as captain for Argentina clash

Wyatt Crockett has played 71 Tests for New Zealand
Wyatt Crockett has played 71 Tests for New Zealand

Former New Zealand international Wyatt Crockett has been appointed as the captain of the Barbarians side that will take on Argentina in the Killik Cup clash at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

With 71 Tests and over 200 Super Rugby appearances, Crockett will bring a lot of experience to the Barbarians line-up that has eight South African players in it.

Jack Debreczeni of Chiefs will be the uncapped player as he takes the fullback position and will be joined by Tommaso Benvenuti, Tom English and Leon Fukofuka in the backline.

Meanwhile, Crockett will join Luke Jones, Argentina legend Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Springboks captain Siya Kolisi in forwards.

This will also be the third time the two teams will meet each other with both Barbarians and Argentina winning a game apiece in their previous clashes.

Barbarians: Jack Debreczeni, Tommaso Benvenuti, Tom English, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Handre Pollard, Leon Fukofuka, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Lood de Jager, Luke Jones, Trevor Nyakane, Schalk Brits, Wyatt Crockett (captain)

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Anton Peikrishvili, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Jordan Taufua, Frank Lomani, Jesse Kriel, Elton Jantjies