Fullback Russell van Wyk and centre JC Greyling will get their first opportunity of the tour, after missing out on Namibia’s 13-17 defeat to Canada in Wales last Friday. The starting fifteen shows 6 changes and one positional switch to the one that played against Canada.
Loose forward Tinus du Plessis has been included in the starting line up, subject to a fitness test he will undergo on Wednesday. Du Plessis injured a calf muscle last week in Wales and watched the match against Canada from the sidelines.
Van Wyk will get his first start in a Namibian jersey while Greyling, who earned his first cap against Germany, will partner Darryl de la Harpe in midfield.
Namibia will not award Test caps for the match against the French Barbarians who will be coached by former French coach Benard Laporte.