Rising world stars Dyantyi and Marx included in squad to face Pumas

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Head coach Rassie Erasmus has named 13 of his South Africa tourists into the Barbarians group preparing to face Argentina.

They include World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Aphiwe Dyantyi and Player of the Year nominee Malcolm Marx.

The rest of the Springboks contingent is backs Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel and Handre Pollard, and forwards Schalk Brits, Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Malcolm Marx, Trevor Nayakane and Skihumbuzo Notshe.

There are players from seven other nations in the invitation side’s cosmopolitan squad for the Killik Cup match at Twickenham on December 1.

Scrum half Frank Lomani joins the club after playing a key role in Fiji’s historic 21-14 win against France.

Argentina legend Juan Manuel Leguizamon lines up against the Pumas four years on from leading the Barbarians to victory over England.

And New Zealand’s Wyatt Crockett joins the squad at the end of his distinguished Crusaders and All Blacks career. 

In keeping with the Barbarians' traditions there are two uncapped players in the Chiefs’ Australian fly half Jack Debreczeni and the Crusaders flanker Jordan Taufua.

Barbarians squad

Backs

Tomasso Benvenuti (Benetton & Italy)

Damian de Allende (Stormers & South Africa)

Jack Debreczeni (Chiefs)

Aphiwe Dyanti (Lions & South Africa)

Tom English (Rebels & Australia)

Leon Fukofuka (Auckland & Tonga)

Elton Jantjies (Lions & South Africa)

Jesse Kriel (Bulls & South Africa)

Frank Lomani (Rebels & Fiji)

Handre Pollard (Bulls & South Africa)

Forwards

Schalk Brits (Stormers & South Africa)

Wyatt Crockett (Crusaders & New Zealand)

Lood de Jager (Bulls & South Africa)

Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers & South Africa)

Luke Jones (Bordeaux Begles & Australia)

Steven Kitshoff (Stormers & South Africa)

Siya Kolisi (Stormers & South Africa)

Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Jaguares & Argentina)

Malcolm Marx (Lions & South Africa)

Alexandre Menini (Lyon & France)

Trevor Nayakane (Bulls & South Africa)

Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers & South Africa)

Jordan Taufua (Crusaders)