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Matfield to lead Barbarians at Twickenham

23 November 2011

  • Matfield to lead out Barbarians on Saturday
  • Cipriani, Shaw and Tomkins all set to start
Victor Matfield

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Springbok lock legend Victor Matfield will captain the Barbarians in the Killik Cup match against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (kick off 2.35pm).

The 34-year-old reprises his role of 2009 when he led the famous touring club to victory over New Zealand.

Packing down alongside Matfield will be Simon Shaw, 17 years after he was the member of an earlier Barbarian team that defeated South Africa.

There is also an English flavour along the Baa-Baas back line, with former London Wasps fly half Danny Cipriani starting at No. 10 and England Rugby League star man Sam Tomkins on the wing.

Coach Graham Henry has selected Bryan Habana on the other flank to Tomkins, while Peter Stringer partners Cipriani at half-back in a Barbarians combination that features players from 10 different countries, with over a thousand test caps between them.

There are still tickets available for this Saturday's game, see here for more information.

Starting XV

15 Isaia Toeva
14 Sam Tomkins
13 Robbie Fruean
12 Stirling Mortlock
11 Bryan Habana
10 Danny Cipriani
9  Peter Stringer
1  Eusebio Guinazu
2  Keven Mealamu
3  Sylvain Marconnet
4  Simon Shaw
5  Victor Matfield (captain)
6  Jerome Kaino
7  Mauro Bergamasco
8  Adam Thomson


16 Adriaan Strauss
17 Salvatore Perugini
18 Jason White
19 Marco Bortolami
20 Nemia Kenatale
21 Richard Kahui
22 Seru Rabeni


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