Barbarians coach Rassie Erasmus will have 13 Springboks in his squad for Saturday’s match against Argentina at Twickenham.
A large contingent of first-choice players who were in action for the Boks during their November tour will remain in Europe. This includes Aphiwe Dyantyi, who was named World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year for 2018, and Player of the Year nominee Malcolm Marx.
Bok captain Siya Kolisi has also stayed behind, as have forwards Schalk Brits, Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Trevor Nyakane and Sikhumbuzo Notshe. The backline players in the squad include Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel and Handré Pollard.
Fiji scrumhalf Frank Lomani, who played in their win against France on the weekend, Argentina flank Juan Miguel Leguizamon, and All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett are in the squad, as well as Australians Luke Jones, Tom English and Jack Debreczeni and Crusaders flank Jordan Taufua.
Backs – Tomasso Benvenuti, Damian de Allende, Jack Debreczeni, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Tom English, Leon Fukofuka, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Frank Lomani, Handre Pollard.
Forwards – Schalk Brits, Wyatt Crockett, Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Luke Jones, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Juan Miguel Leguizamon, Malcolm Marx, Alexandre Menini, Trevor Nyakane, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Jordan Taufua.
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