Seven Boks in Barbarians starting line-up
November 26, 2013
Schalk Burger starts for the Barbarians © Getty Images
The Barbarians have unveiled their team for Saturday's match against Fiji at Twickenham with their starting line-up including seven Springboks.
Schalk Burger, who has missed much of the last two seasons through injury, starts at openside with Jean de Villiers captaining the side. In the front-row Boks duo Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira pack down alongside Matias Diaz. Scrum-half T J Perenara is the only uncapped player in the 23-man squad.
Barbarians: Santiago Cordera, Frank Halai, Gavin Williams, Jean de Villiers (captain), Charles Piutau, Patrick Lambie, TJ Perenara; Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Matias Diaz, Flip van der Merwe, Dominic Bird, Steven Luatua, Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen
Replacements: Keven Mealamu, Guillermo Ruan, Coenie Oosthuizen, Manuel Carizza, Luke Whitelock, Martin Landajo, Tom Taylor, Willie le Roux
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