Bosch at 10 for Saffa-laden Barbarians

Curwin Bosch will start at flyhalf when the Barbarians face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

In the backline, Bosch has been named to start along with Springboks Dillyn Leyds and Cornal Hendricks on the wings, while Andre Esterhuizen is at centre.

Up front, former Lions captain Josh Strauss is at No 8, with Marco van Staden on the flank and Vodacom Bulls teammate Wiehahn Herbst at tighthead prop.

Schalk Brits and Jano Vermaak will play off the bench.

Meanwhile, Justin Tipuric will captain the home side, with Scarlets’ Kiwi-born wing Johnny McNicholl making his first appearance for Wales.

The forward pack is made up of eight players who featured in the 2019 World Cup, with Tipuric named in a back row alongside Aaron Shingler and Aaron Wainwright.

Barbarians – 15 Shaun Stevenson, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Cornal Hendricks, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Marco van Staden, 6 Pete Samu, 5 Tyler Ardon, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Campese Ma’afu.
Subs: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Craig Millar, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 George Biagi, 20 Angus Cottrell, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Billy Meakes, 23 Matt Duffie.

Wales – 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Owen Watkin, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Justin Tipuric (c), 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones.
Subs: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Seb Davies, 20 Ollie Griffiths, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Owen Lane.

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