Four South African RWC2019 winners called up to Barbarians squad

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa celebrates with team mate Lukhanyo Am after scoring their team's first try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 02: Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa celebrates with team mate Lukhanyo Am after scoring their team’s first try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Four players from South Africa’s Rugby World Cup team have been called up for the Barbarians’ November international tour.

Centre Lukhanyo Am, scrum-half Herschel Jantjies, prop Tendai Mtawarira and winger Makazole Mapimpi will feature for the invitational side against Fiji, Brazil and Wales.

Jantjies, Am and Mapimpi will all make their debuts for the Barbarians while Mtawarira will be making a third appearance for the invitational side.

Former South African fly-half Morne Steyn will also line up for the Barbarians. Steyn last played a Barbarians match together with Mtawarira in 2009 in a 25-19 win against New Zealand.

England’s rugby coach Eddie Jones will lead the Barbarians for the game against Fiji. The Springboks quartet was part of the squad that defeated England in the Rugby World Cup final on November 4.

The Barbarians kick off their November tour against Fiji at Twickenham for the Killik Cup on November 16. The Barbarians will then play Brazil in Sao Paulo on November 20 and then face off against 2019 Rugby World Cup semifinalists Wales in Cardiff 10 days later.

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