Luatua, Piutau & Halai to start for Barbarians

Luatua, Piutau & Halai to start for Barbarians

Barbarians coach Steven Hansen has named a strong starting line-up featuring three Blues players for their clash with Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday.
Young guns Steven Luatua, Charles Piutau and Frank Halai will all start, while Keven Mealamu is named on the bench.
Schalk Burger is one of seven Springboks in the run-on side which also includes four All Blacks. Scrum-half TJ Perenara, the only uncapped Test player in the 23-man squad, starts at scrum-half.
Argentina’s Santiago Cordera is at full-back with the back three completed by New Zealand duo Frank Halai and Charles Piutau of the Blues.
Jean de Villiers captains the side from centre alongside Gavin Williams while the former’s fellow South African, Pat Lambie, wears ten.
Up front there is Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis and Matias Diaz while Dominic Bird and Flip van der Merwe are the two second-rows.
Springbok Burger forms a strong back-row unit of Duane Vermeulen and All Black Steven Luatua.


15 Santiago Cordera
14 Frank Halai
13 Gavin Williams
12 Jean de Villiers (captain)
11 Charles Piutau
10 Patrick Lambie
9 TJ Perenara
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Schalk Burger
6 Steven Luatua
5 Dominic Bird
4 Flip van der Merwe
3 Matias Diaz
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira


16 Keven Mealamu
17 Guillermo Ruan
18 Coenie Oosthuizen
19 Manuel Carizza
20 Luke Whitelock
21 Martin Landajo
22 Tom Taylor
23 Willie le Roux
Date: Saturday, November 30
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Referee: Pascal GauzËre (France)