A former sevens star who played in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship final is one of three South Africans named in the Barbarians squad to face Spain in Gijon on Saturday.
The BaaBaas have named a completely new group for this weekend after a French Top 14-laden side demolished England on Sunday at Twickenham.
Australian coach John Mulvihill takes over from 2022 Six Nations winner Fabian Galthie, while 29-Test-capped Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes has been selected as captain.
“This week’s Barbarians squad features a highly international team, comprising eight nationalities with a blend of youth and experience from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Tonga,” read an official statement.
Former Blitzbok speedster Seabelo Senatla will join the invitational side after helping the Stormers beat the Vodacom Bulls to be crowned the inaugural URC champions in Cape Town on Saturday.
Benetton fullback Rhyno Smith, who finished as the third-highest points-scorer in the URC this season, has also been selected, along with veteran Sharks prop Wiehahn Herbst.
Full Barbarians squad:
Forwards: Ed Byrne, Scott Baldwin, Charlie Faumuina, Devin Toner, Steve Mafi, Rob Harley, James Botham, Abraham Papali’i, Kirby Myhill, Wiehahn Herbst, Scott Andrews, Joe Tekori, Dan Baker, Tom Wood.
Backs: Sebastian Bezy, Tim Nanai-Williams, Seabelo Senatla, Hadleigh Parkes (c), Rey Lee-Lo, Adam Byrne, Rhyno Smith, Mathis Galthie, Ahsee Tuala.