Strong French Baa-Baas to face SA A

Frédéric Michalak will captain the French Barbarians against South Africa A at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday.

The 34-year-old flyhalf, who has 77 Test caps, played for the Sharks in 2008 and again from 2011-2012. He forms a halfback pairing with Bordeaux-Bègles scrumhalf Yann Lesgourgues.

Former France fullback Clément Poitrenaud, who is currently contracted to the Sharks, has been named on the bench.

French Barbarians – 15 Louis Dupichot, 14 Gabriel Lacroix, 13 Jonathan Danty, 12 Jean-Baptiste Dubie, 11 Arthur Bonneval, 10 Frédéric Michalak (c) 9 Yann Lesgourgues, 8 Marco Tauleigne, 7 Judicaël Cancoriet, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Arnaud Mela, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Malik Hamadache, 2 Rémi Bonfils, 1 Khatchik Vartanov.
Subs: 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Clément Ric, 18 Tommy Raynaud, 19 Felix Lambey, 20 Romain Sazy, 21 Jean-Baptiste Pejoine, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Clément Poitrenaud.

South Africa A team

Photo: Manuel Blondeau/Getty Images

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