25 May 2012

Smit to captain Barbarians against England

5:16 am on 25 May 2012

The former Springbok captain and hooker John Smit will skipper the Barbarians in their rugby match against England at Twickenham this weekend.

Smit has been named in a front row alongside New Zealand props John Afoa and Neemia Tialata while Mark Chisholm, Anton van Zyl, Ernst Joubert, Johnnie Beattie and Akapusi Qera make up the eight.

In the backline, Rory Lawson partners Stephen Donald at half-back inside a powerful centre combination of Mike Tindall and Casey Laulala.

The back three sees Paul Sackey and Iain Balshaw on the wings with Mils Muliaina at fullback.