Embattled South Africa have axed defence coach Chean Roux ahead of the November internationals.
Seven Super Rugby stars join the Barbarians side to play South Africa in their tour-opening match in London.
New Zealand will break the 59-year-old record of 17 successive tier-one Test victories if they defeat Australia on Saturday.
South Africa prop Julian Redelinghuys is recovering after dislocating his neck in a game.
South African rugby is "rotten from the bottom up and top down" and needs radical reform, says former fly-half Joel Stransky.
South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth is in talks with Saracens over a short-term contract after the autumn internationals.
South Africa lock Lood de Jager has been cited for alleged foul play during their Rugby Championship loss to New Zealand in Durban.
New Zealand confirmed their status as the best team in the world with a 57-15 thrashing of the Springboks in Durban.
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Barbarians v South Africa
5th November 2016