Barbarians v South Africa

Twickenham plays host to a rugby party on Saturday as the greatest scratch team in the world takes on the winners of the Web Ellis Cup.

The All Star line up includes names such as Joe Rokocoko, Matt Giteau, Justin Marshall and Barnstaple legend Jerry Collins.  Mark Regan captains the side after defying his employers, and Jason Robinson makes his last ever appearance on a rugby field.

With backs full of flair, the crowd can expect to see the traditional BaaBaas rugby as they throw the ball about and try not to kick it, and with Regan at the helm, the other tradition of drinking 15 pints the night before the game will probably survive as well.


J Robinson (England), J Rokocoko (Blues & New Zealand), C Smith (Hurricanes & New Zealand), M Nonu (Hurricanes & New Zealand), I Neivua (Warriors & Fiji), M Giteau (Western Force & Australia), J Marshall (Ospreys & New Zealand), F Pucciarello (Munster & Italy), M Regan (captain, Bristol & England), S Ma’afu (Brumbies), B Cockbain (Wales), J Harrison (Ulster & Australia), R Elsom (Waratahs & Australia), M Williams (Cardiff & Wales), J Collins (Hurricanes & New Zealand).

Replacements: S Brits (Stormers), J D Moller (Stormers), T Flavell (Blues & New Zealand), M Owen (Dragons & Wales), T Shanklin (Cardiff & Wales), P Grant (Stormers), B Cohen (England).

South Africa:

R Pienaar, A Ndungane, J Fourie, F Steyn, B Habana, A Pretorius, E Januarie, CJ Van der Linde, B Du Plessis, J Du Plessis, J Muller (captain), J Ackermann, S Burger, J Smith, R Kankowski.

Replacements: T Liebenberg, H Van Der Merwe, A Van Den Berg, B Pietersen, W Olivier, W Julies, C Jantjes.