• Aussie quartet to front Boks

    Australia’s Sam Carter, Luke Morahan, Paddy Ryan and Toby Smith will link up with the Barbarians ahead of the clash with the Springboks on 5 November.

    The quartet join fellow Australians Andrew Ready (Reds) and scrumhalf Nic Stirzaker (Rebels). Barbarians coach Robbie Deans has also included All Blacks centre Seta Tamanivalu and Blues winger Melani Nanai in the squad.

    The latest call-ups join internationals Andy Ellis (Crusaders and New Zealand) and Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs and Australia), Hurricanes Super Rugby winners Brad Shields, Michael Fatialofa and Reggie Goodes, Richard Mo’unga and Jordan Taufua from the Crusaders, and Matt Faddes and Luke Whitelock from the Highlanders.

    Also on board are Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar (South Africa) and Dan Tuohy (Ireland) for the match against Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on November 11.

    The Barbarians are taking on South Africa for the eighth time since 1952 and lead the series 4-3 after victories in 2007 and 2010. The BaaBaas won 26-20 in 2010 when tries from Australia’s Drew Mitchell (2), James O’Connor and Italy’s Quintin Geldenhuys secured victory.

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