Elsom, Giteau to front Boks

Rocky Elsom and Matt Giteau will represent the Barbarians when they play South Africa at Twickenham on 4 December.

The Aussie pair featured in all three of the Tri-Nations matches against the Springboks in 2010, and played a crucial role in the winning of the Mandela Plate. They will join the Barbarians once their commitments on the Wallabies’ European tour conclude.

Wales centre Gavin Henson could also play against the Boks in this match if he passes a fitness test. Mike Phillips is another Welshman who makes the cut, while the team will be coached by the South African duo of Nick Mallett (currently coaching Italy) and Alan Solomons (the EP Kings’ director of rugby).