Five Boks for Baa-Baas

Six South Africans, including five Springboks, will start for the Barbarians in their match against Ireland tonight.

Props Ollie le Roux and Cobus Visagie, lock Ross Skeate, eighthman Pedrie Wannenburg, No 9 Micheal Claassens, and centre Jaco Pretorius all get run-on places in a team dominated by players from the southern hemisphere.

A surprise inclusion on the bench could be Jerry Collins (who retired from Test rugby yesterday) as the All Black flew into London this morning.

The Baa-Baas thumped Belgium 84-10 in their first match and will also play England on Sunday.

Babarians – 15 Peter Hewat, 14 Sosene Anesi, 13 Morgan Turinui (captain), 12 Jaco Pretorius, 11 Lesley Vainikolo, 10 Stephen Larkham, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 David Croft, 6 Craig Newby, 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Kris Chesney, 3 Cobus Visagie, 2 Sebastien Bruno, 1 Ollie Le Roux . Subs: 16 Mark Regan, 17 Patrice Collazo, 18 Santiago Dellape, 19 Mitchell Chapman/Jerry Collins, 20 Andy Gomarsall, 21 Glen Jackson, 22 Tyrone Smith/Seilala Mapusua.

Ireland – 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Shane Horgan, 13 Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 12 Luke Fitzgerald, 11 Tommy Bowe, 10 Paddy Wallace, 9 Isaac Boss, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Shane Jennings, 6 Stephen Ferris, 5 Malcolm O’Kelly, 4 Bob Casey, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Bryan Young. Subs: 16 Bernard Jackman, 17 Tom Court, 18 Ryan Caldwell, 19 Neil Best, 20 Frank Murphy, 21 Jonathan Sexton, 22 Girvan Dempsey.