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Australia’s Sam Carter, Luke Morahan, Paddy Ryan and Toby Smith will join the Barbarians to face South Africa, the Czech Republic and Fiji next month.

Brumbies lock Carter, Force wing Morahan, Rebels prop Smith and Waratahs prop Ryan join Robbie Deans’s squad next week to start the build-up to the Killik Cup match against the Springboks on November 5 at Wembley Stadium.

They will be accompanied by uncapped hooker Andrew Ready (Reds) and London-born scrum half Nic Stirzaker (Rebels) as well as two of New Zealand’s most talented young backs.

Crusaders centre Seta Tamanivalu won his first three All Blacks caps this summer and is joined by Blues flier Melani Nanai, one of the Auckland franchise’s outstanding performers this year.

Deans and assistant coach Will Greenwood now have some of Super Rugby’s outstanding attacking talents on board with a final group of players still to be announced.

The latest call-ups join internationals Andy Ellis (Crusaders & New Zealand) and Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs & Australia), Hurricanes Super Rugby winners Brad Shields, Michael Fatialofa and Reggie Goodes, Richard Mo’unga and Jordan Taufua from the Crusaders, and Matt Faddes and Luke Whitelock from the Highlanders. 

Also on board are Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar (South Africa) and Dan Tuohy (Ireland) for the match against Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on November 11.

The Barbarians are taking on South Africa for the eighth time since 1952 and lead the series 4-3 after victories in 2007 and 2010.The 125 year-old invitation club won 26-20 in 2010 when tries from Australia’s Drew Mitchell (2), James O’Connor and Italy’s Quintin Geldenhuys secured victory. 

In 2007 the Barbarians were the first side to beat the newly-crowned World Champions with a 22-5 win that saw Australia’s Matt Giteau and Rocky Elsom, and Wales’s Martyn Williams touch down.

Barbarians Squad in Brief:

Ruan Ackermann (Lions) Flanker, 20, 1.93m, 108kg

Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs) Lock, 28, 1.98m, 110kg

Sam Carter (Brumbies & Australia) Lock, 27, 2.01m, 116kg

Robert du Preez (Stormers) Fly half, 23, 1.92m, 96kg

Andy Ellis (Crusaders/Kobelco & New Zealand), Scrum half, 32, 1.76m, 86kg

Matt Faddes (Highlanders) Centre, 24, 1.85m, 93kg

Michael Fatialofa (Hurricanes) Lock, 24, 1.99m, 106kg

Reggie Goodes (Hurricanes) Prop, 24, 1.84m, 112kg

Richard Mo’unga (Crusaders) Fly half, 22, 1.76m, 83kg

Luke Morahan (Force & Australia) Wing, 27, 1.88m, 95kg

Martin Muller (Lions), Lock, 28, 1.98m, 110kg

Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs/Panasonic & Australia) Wing, 24, 1.94m, 123kg

Melani Nanai (Blues) Wing/full back, 23, 1.94m, 90kg

Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa) Scrum half, 31, 1.87m, 92kg

Andrew Ready (Reds) Hooker, 23, 1.80m, 107kg

Paddy Ryan (Waratahs & Australia) Prop, 28, 1.89m, 120kg

Brad Shields (Hurricanes) Flanker, 25, 1.93m, 111kg

Toby Smith (Rebels & Australia) Prop, 28, 1.90m, 115kg

Kwagga Smith (Lions) Flanker, 23, 1.80m, 90kg

Nic Stirzaker (Rebels) Scrum half, 25, 1.79m, 83kg

Seta Tamanivalu (Crusaders & New Zealand) Centre, 24, 1.89m, 104kg

Jordan Taufua (Crusaders) Flanker, 24, 1.89m, 108kg

Dan Tuohy (Ulster & Ireland) Lock, 31, 1.96m, 119kg

Akker van der Merwe (Lions) Hooker, 25, 1.78m, 108kg

Schalk van der Merwe (Montpellier) Prop, 25, 1.84m, 105kg

Luke Whitelock (Highlanders & New Zealand) No.8, 25, 1.90m, 104kg

Tickets to the Barbarians v South Africa match for the Killik Cup at Wembley Stadium are available from £20* Visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk Other tickets from £40 adults, £20 concessions (U18 & 60+) & family packages. (*Limited tickets available. Booking fees apply)


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