Bok to 'coach' French Barbarians in SA

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:23
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Twice-capped Springbok Heini Adams is one of the assistant coaches for the French Barbarians.

The BaaBaas will face South Africa 'A' in a two-match series next month.

As was reported earlier France playmaker Frederic Michalak will skipper the French Barbarians on their June 11 to 26 tour to South Africa.

The former Sharks flyhalf heads up a 26-strong squad that also includes up-and-coming Anthony Belleau and Judicael Cancoriet, who respectively shone for Toulon and Clermont in Top 14 semifinals at the weekend.

The squad, which also includes 37-year-old Arnaud Mela, who retired from Brive this season to take up a coaching role at Albi, will play South Africa 'A' team twice - in Durban on June 16 and in Soweto a week later.

The side will be coached by Lyon's Pierre Mignoni, with help from Jacques Delmas and Adams.

French Barbarians:

Forwards: Remi Bonfils (Stade Francais), Judicael Cancoriet (Clermont), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Antoine Erbani (Agen), Anthony Etrillard (Toulon), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Malik Hamadache (Pau), Paul Jedrasiak (Clermont), Felix Lambey (Lyon), Arnaud Mela (Brive), Clement Ric (Clermont), Romain Sazy (La Rochelle), Marco Tauleigne (Bordeaux-Begles), Robins Tchale-Watchou (Montpellier), Khatchik Vartanov (Racing 92).

Backs: Pierre Aguillon (La Rochelle), Anthony Belleau (Toulon), Arthur Bonneval (Toulouse), Jean-Baptiste Dubie (Bordeaux-Begles), Julien Dumora (Castres), Louis Dupichot (Pau/Racing 92), Lucas Dupont (Grenoble), Gabriel Lacroix (La Rochelle), Yann Lesgourgues (Bordeaux-Begles), Frederic Michalak (Lyon, capt), Arnaud Mignardi (Brive), Jean-Baptiste Pejoine (Brive).

Agence France-Presse