North & South SA Barbarians teams to play England

The North & South South African Barbarian sides that will face England in two midweek matches next month have bene confirmed. Made up of Currie Cup players not involved in Super Rugby, most of the names will be unfamiliar to British based rugby fans.

England play the South Barbarians side in Kimberley on June 13th, then the South Barbarians side on June 19th:

South SA Barbarians:

15. Jacquin Jansen, 14. Cornal Hendricks, 13. Kempie Rautenbach, 12. Wayne Stevens, 11. Norman Nelson, 10. Elgar Watts, 9. Boela Abrahams; 1. Corne Fourie, 2. Hannes Franklin, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 4. Nolan Clark, 5. David Bulbring, 6. Mpho Mbiyozo, 7. Shaun Raubenheimer, 8. Jacques Engelbrecht

Replacements: 16. Clemen Lewis, 17. Dean Hopp, 18. Ben Venter, 19. Zandre Jordaan, 20. Ntando Kebe, 21. Ricardo Croy, 22, Ntabeni Dukisa.

North SA Barbarians:

15. JC Roos, 14. Danwel Demas, 13. JW Jonker, 12. Joubert Engelbrecht, 11. Deon Scholtz, 10. Coenie van Wyk, 9. Shaun Venter; 1. BG Uys, 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld, 3. Ashley Buys, 4. Eduan van der Walt, 5. Rudi Mathee, 6. Jaco Bouwer, 7. MB Lusaseni, 8. Nicky Steyn

Replacements: 16. Pellow van der Westhuizen, 17. Zane Kilian, 18. Boela Serfontein, 19. Martin Sithole, 20. Johann Laker, 21. Hoffman Maritz, 22. Tertius Maarman.

6 thoughts on “North & South SA Barbarians teams to play England

  1. This makes these tests quite an unknown. Currie cup is still a good standard but England should be very disappointed if they don’t win these games if the players aren’t super 14 standard.

  2. I think this is great. Its about time proper (ish) tours were re-introduced

    Players who might not get game time otherwise will play what will probably be some quite challenging (not to say bruising) matches. It can only be good for their development

    Just hope England actually win!

    How about this for a team for the mid-week matches…


    1. Completely agree. Think it would be a good idea to offer a couple of midweek fixtures for touring parties during the AIs as well as Saxons hardly get any fixtures now and I think it’s important to keep giving the development players a representative challenge.

  3. The south barbarians side consists of players from the southern parts of SA who competed in the B section of the currie cup last year. The northern barbarians consists of players from the Pumas and Leopards. The last mentioned sides played in the A section of the CC last year but finished last on the log. The southern barbarians are mostly made up from the EP Kings and Boland, the teams that contested the final of the B-section last year. The northern side should be a bit stronger but England should beat both these teams easily.

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