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De Villiers to skipper Barbarians

26th November 2013 08:30


Jean de Villiers Brabarians v Aus 2008

Captain: Jean de Villiers

Springbok skipper and centre Jean de Villiers will lead the Barbarians team in this weekend's showdown with Fiji at Twickenham, it has been announced.

The invitational squad, which is coached by New Zealand's Steve Hansen, includes star talent such as Duane Vermuelen and Charles Piutau.

"Jean de Villiers confirmed as skipper," the Barbarians tweeted on their official account.

De Villiers is in a Bok-laden squad with Schalk Burger, Willie le Roux, Pat Lambie, Bismarck du Plessis, Beast Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen and Flip van der Merwe - who is a late replacement for the injured Eben Etzebeth - also in Saturday's group.