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South African Rugby
Strauss drafted in by Springboks
ESPNscrum Staff
November 28, 2010
Sharks centre Andries Strauss stretches the Leopards defence, Sharks v Leopards, Currie Cup, Absa Stadium, Durban, South Africa, October 1, 2010
Strauss helped the Sharks claim this year's Currie Cup crown © Getty Images

South Africa have called uncapped centre Andries Strauss into their squad to face the Barbarians after Zane Kirchner was ruled out by injury.

Kirchner suffered concussion and also picked up an elbow injury in last weekend's 21-11 win over England, while centres Jean de Villiers (groin) and Frans Steyn, who has gone back to club side Racing Metro, are also unavailable for the return trip to Twickenham.

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers said, "We have alternatives for full-back in the squad in Gio Aplon and Patrick Lambie but are short on centres. Andries had a great Absa Currie Cup season for the Sharks and has played his way to this opportunity."

Flanker Juan Smith takes the armband from Victor Matfield, who misses out after suffering a rib injury also in Saturday's clash.

The starting line-up will be named on Wednesday, with the Springboks taking on the Baa-Baas at Twickenham on Saturday.

South Africa squad:

Backs: Gio Aplon, Francois Hougaard, Adi Jacobs, Elton Jantjies, Patrick Lambie, Charl McLeod, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, Andries Strauss.

Forwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Keegan Daniel, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Alistair Hargreaves, Ryan Kankowski, Bandise Maku, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Juan Smith (captain), Adriaan Strauss, CJ van der Linde, Flip van der Merwe.

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