Jean to play for Baa Baas

Jean de Villiers will lineup for the Barbarians against Ireland on 4 June next year.

It will be the second time De Villiers runs out for the famous club, while Ireland will use the match at Munster and De Villiers’ home ground of Thomond Park as preparation for their tour of Australasia. De Villiers’ Munster team-mates Doug Howlett and Paul Warwick will also line up for the Baa Baas.

De Villiers will decide in February whether to extend his contract with the Irish club, but if he decides to return to South Africa he should be available for the Boks’ opening Test of 2010 against France on 12 June.