Mallett’s Baabaas boost for Boks

Nick Mallett’s SA Barbarians team to play Saracens will give Heyneke Meyer more national squad options.

Mallett will take charge of the Baabaas for the one-off match in London on May 16. The proceeds of the match will go towards the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson fund.

It is a great off field initiative but Mallett’s selection of South African players based in Europe and abroad for the match will give Bok coach Heyneke Meyer a good opportunity to assess certain combinations that are not playing their rugby in South Africa or at the same club in Europe.

The squad would be confirmed depending on availability.