Barbarians prepare for Wallabies clash
November 28, 2008
New Zealand's Richie McCaw will lead the Barbarians against Australia at Wembley next week © Action Images
The Barbarians assemble in London on Sunday with more big names added to their squad for the end-of-tour extravaganza against Australia at Wembley on December 3.
The latest additions are Springbok Francois Steyn, who comes into the squad in place of injured France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc and Federico Pucciariello and Census Johnston, who replace Gurthro Steenkamp and Carl Hayman in the front-row. Johann Muller has replaced England skipper Steve Borthwick at lock.
The starting line-up will be announced at midday on Monday, December 1.
Backs - Percy Montgomery (SA), Bryan Habana (SA), Joe Rococoko (NZ), Shane Williams (Wales), Rico Gear (NZ), Jean de Villiers (SA), Ollie Smith (England), Francois Steyn (SA), George Gregan (Australia), Fourie du Preez (SA)
Forwards - John Smit (SA), Mark Regan (England), Census Johnston (Samoa), Federico Pucciariello (Italy), Patrice Collazo (France), Bakkies Botha (SA), Johann Muller (SA), Chris Jack (NZ), Nick Koster (Western Province), Schalk Burger (SA), Jerry Collins (NZ), Richie McCaw (NZ)
Coach - Jake White
Assistant Coach - Eddie Jones
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