Bok duo square off against Boks

Gaffie du Toit and Thinus Delport will face the Springboks next week.

The former Bok duo will be part of a so-called World XV squad, whose players hardly represent the cream of international rugby.

It is a game that should not have taken place and when you see what has been assembled in the guise of a World XV it is confirmation that this is just a money spinner. There is no prestige to this game.

Saracens prop Cobus Visagie has been included in both squads, but is likely to opt for a run in the green and gold.

World XV squad:
Backs: Justin Marshall (Plays for) Ospreys, (capped by) New Zealand, 81 caps), Gareth Cooper (Newport Gwent Dragons, Wales, 32), Thomas Castaignede (Saracens, France, 52), Andy Farrell (Saracens, Britain Rugby League), Ben Tune (Queensland Reds, Australia, 46), Ryan Cross (Western Force, Australia Rugby League), Gomez Cora (Lomas Athletic (URBA, Argentina, 4), Scott Staniforth (Western Force, Australia, 5), Gaffie du Toit (Cheetahs, South Africa, 14), Thinus Delport (Worcester Warriors, South Africa, 18).

Forwards: Nic Henderson (ACT Brumbies, Australia, 3 caps), Dave Hewett (Edinburgh, New Zealand, 22), Cobus Visagie (Saracens, South Africa, 29), Vernet Basualdo (Asociacion Alumni, Argentina, 3), Fabio Ongaro (Saracens, Italy, 44), Simon Shaw (Wasps, England, 28), Alister Campbell (ACT Brumbies, Australia, 3), Michael Owen (Newport Gwent Dragons, Wales, 34), David Croft (Queensland Reds, Australia, 5), Jonny O’Connor (Wasps, Ireland, 12), Takuro Miuchi (NEC Rockets, Japan, 30), Lawrence Dallaglio (captain – Wasps, England, 77).