Steyn the latest Baa Baa
28 Nov 2008
Frans Steyn and Johann Muller have been called up to join the Barbarians team to play the Wallabies at Wembley on Wednesday.
The late inclusion of the pair looks to have strengthened the squad – which had already resembled a World XV – while it also appears that Steyn will get a chance to start at flyhalf as he is the only specialist pivot in the 22.
Steyn replaces injured Frenchman Francois Trinh-Duc and in the pack props Federico Pucciariello and Samoan Census Johnston come in for Gurthro Steenkamp and Carl Hayman, while Muller replaces England captain Steve Borthwick at lock.
Fourie du Preez remains in the 22, despite not being fit for the Boks’ final two Tests with a leg injury.
Backs – Percy Montgomery (SA), Bryan Habana (SA), Joe Rococoko (NZ), Shane Williams (Wales), Rico Gear (NZ), Jean de Villiers (SA), Ollie Smith (England), Francois Steyn (SA), George Gregan (Australia), Fourie du Preez (SA)
Forwards – John Smit (SA), Mark Regan (England), Census Johnston (Samoa), Federico Pucciariello (Italy), Patrice Collazo (France), Bakkies Botha (SA), Johann Muller (SA), Chris Jack (NZ), Nick Koster (Western Province), Schalk Burger (SA), Jerry Collins (NZ), Richie McCaw (NZ)
Coach – Jake White
Assistant Coach – Eddie Jones