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Twelve Boks in Sharks squad for Saracens trial

Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been included in the squad for Saracens

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Article Published: Friday 10 January 2014|

The Sharks have named their squad for their Super Rugby warm up against Saracens at Allianz Park in London on Saturday January 25 which includes 12 Springboks.

The reigning Currie Cup champions will play the current Premiership leaders in a unique clash between rugby's northern and southern hemisphere clubs and a European Cup and Super XV franchise.

"It's a special challenge for us," said Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis.

"Saracens have developed into a really strong team, and their recent success has been keenly followed in South Africa."

"They will present very tough opposition as we prepare for the Super XV, and we're excited to play on the artificial turf pitch at Allianz Park."

Saracens also named a strong squad for this clash which features several South African players and internationals.

Sharks squad

Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Dale Chadwick, Marcell Coetzee, Kyle Cooper, Jean Deysel, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter Stephanus du Toit, Adriaan Esterhuizen, Tyler Fisher, Paul Jordaan, Ryan Kankowski, Peet Marais, Charl McLeod, Tendai Mtawarira, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndugane, Etienne Oosthuizen, Jacobus Reinach, Francois Steyn, Timothy Swiel, Jaco van Tonder, Heimar Williams, Frederik Zeilinga

Saracens squad

Backs: Chris Wyles, David Strettle, Michael Tagicakibau, Marcelo Bosch, Brad Barritt, Duncan Taylor, Sam Stanley, Charlie Hodgson, Neil de Kock, Richard Wigglesworth.

Forwards: Richard Barrington, Nick Auterac, Schalk Brits, Jamie George, Matt Stevens, Petrus Du Plessis, Steve Borthwick (capt.), Alistair Hargreaves, Mouritz Botha, Jacques Burger, Nick Fenton-Wells, Justin Melck, Ernst Joubert.

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