Seven South Africans named in Barbarians line-up for Twickenham clash with Fiji

Last Updated: 26/11/13 7:37pm

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Jean de Villiers: Will lead the Baa-Baas at Twickenham

Jean de Villiers: Will lead the Baa-Baas at Twickenham

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Jean de Villiers will captain a strong Barbarians side for Saturday's clash with Fiji at Twickenham.

De Villiers is one of seven South Africans in the starting line-up, with coach Steve Hansen also selecting four New Zealanders.

TJ Perenara, who is the only uncapped Test players in the 23-man squad, starts at scrum-half.

Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis and Matias Diaz are named in the front row, with Flip van der Merwe and Dominic Bird at lock, while there is a formidable back-row trio of Steven Luatua, Schalk Burger and Duane Vermeulen.

Patrick Lambie partners Perenara at half-back, de Villiers and Gavin Williams form the centre partnership, while Argentina's Santiago Cordera is at full-back with New Zealander pair Frank Halai and Charles Piutau on either wing.

Barbarians: Cordera, Halai, Williams, de Villiers (capt), Piutau, Lambie, Perenara; Mtawarira, du Plessis, Diaz, van der Merwe, Bird, Luatua, Burger, Vermeulen

Replacements: Mealamu, Ruan, Oosthuizen, Carizza, Whitelock, Landajo, Taylor, le Roux

Watch the Barbarians take on Fiji, Sat, 2.25pm, Sky Sports 2HD

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