Barbarians v World XV LIVE: Play-by-play updates from Twickenham Stadium (2023)

It's game day.

The Barbarians take on the World XV at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday in an entertaining exhibition match to bring down the curtain on the 2022/23 season.

South West-based players will be centre stage in the sunshine at HQ with Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester all contributing stars to the game along side some of the very best players in the world.

Bristol's Semi Radradra and Charles Piutau start in a star-packed backline for the World XV while former All Black Steven Luatua starts at number eight for the BaaBaas with hooker Harry Thacker on the bench.

Gloucester's Adam Hastings is at 10 for the World XV with Exeter's Marcus Street as prop cover on the bench with teammate Jack Maunder starting at scrum half for the Barbarians.

The game kicks off at 2pm.

Follow all the build-up, team news, live play-by-play match updates, reaction, stats, analysis and highlights from Twickenham Stadium with regular updates below...

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  • FULL TIME - Barbarians 48 World XV 42


  • Your TV guide to today's game

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John Evely

Man of the match

Semi Radradra wins the man of the match award after a stunning display even in a losing effort.


FULL TIME - Barbarians 48 World XV 42

The BaaBaas take the win.

80 minsJohn Evely


Alun Wyn-Jones in what is likely to be one of his last ever games has one more shot.

The crowd are clapping in unison trying to suck the ball through the uprights

But he kick from the edge of the 22 and just to the left goes across the face of the sticks.


79 mins John Evely

TRY - Barbarians

That should be the game.

From a 5m tap penalty huge centre Seta Tamanivalu taps to himself and powers over.


75 mins John Evely

TRY - World XV

A wide miss pass moves the ball wide for the World XV and Sbu Nkosi is over in the corner.

Rhys Patchell adds the wide left conversion to make it a one point game.


(Video) Barbarians v World XV - Twickenham 28th May

71 minsJohn Evely

TRY - Barbarians

Those are some magic hands.

Harry Thacker over throws a lineout 10m out and Seta Tamanivalu stoops low to pick the ball off his toes and then offload to Sam Johnson to run in.

Legendary Welsh lock Alun Wyn Jones takes the conversion from just to the right of the sticks, the crowd love it but the contact is horrible and the ball goes wide.of the uprights.


John Evely

A great stat

The Channel 5 commentary team in my ear have just reported there have already been more than 50 offloads in this game.



Meanwhile, Semi Radradra has just flattened someone with a monster tackle.


63 minsJohn Evely

Brilliant deep breaks

Israel Folau and Semi Radradra make two wonderful breaks from deep but the Fijian's offload in contact is dropped on this occasion.


58 minsJohn Evely

TRY - World XV

Replacement scrum half Bryn Hall is over to make this game interesting.

After 90 seconds of solid attacking play Jordi Murphy breaks the line down the blindside and has options on both sides and picks right to create the score.

The conversion is added.


51 minsJohn Evely

TRY - Barbarians

After a sharp defence spliting break from Tevita Li, Seta Tamanivalu picks and go and is over the tryline but he kindly passes to replacement scrum half Francois Hougaard for a gift of a try.

Gareth Anscombe adds the conversion.


49 mins John Evely

Furious Charles Piatua

The Bears full back makes a right has of a two on one with Semi Radradra on his inside and just one defender to beat but the former All Black drops the ball as he goes to pass and and it goes forward.

He punches the ball into the turf in frustration.

(Video) All Blacks XV vs Barbarians 2022


45 mins John Evely

Filthy offload

Semi Radradra now shows off his running game as he takes a flat pass from Rhys Patchell to race 40m downfield.

He tries to run straight over Garath Anscombe but the Welshman does bring him down but not before the Bears man can get a behind the back offload away to Charles Piutau.


John Evely

Changes made

Harry Thacker is on for the BaaBaas - I will bring you the other changes when I spot them.


John Evely

Second half kicks off

Quade Cooper gets the game back underway.


John Evely

HALF TIME - Barbarians 31 World XV 28

Well that was a pretty bonkers first half.

Tries galore in the sunshine.

40 minsJohn Evely

NO TRY - World XV

That might not be a try but it is bloody amazing.

Sbu Nkosi does a summersault over the tryline to touch the ball down upside down but he is just ushered into touch.

A lovely flat pass from Semi Radradra was the catalyst to that opportunity again.


36 minsJohn Evely

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Gareth Anscombe with the speed,

The Welsh international hits a nice line to take an offload off the deck from Seta Tamanivalu to go through the middle of the World XV defence, it looks like Charles Piutau and Adam Hastings will be able to shut the gap on him but the full back puts his pedal down and races home.

He then converts his own try.


33 minsJohn Evely


Steven Luatua absolutely flattens Wyn Jones with a perfect, low tackle.

(Video) Insane counter-attacking try from the All Blacks XV



31 minsJohn Evely

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Adam Radwan stars as the Falcons flyer steps four players to open up the World XV defence, the move is kept alive with offloads from Jack Maunder, . Alun Wyn Jones and. Stephan Lewies who gets the ball back from the Welshaman to dive over.

That is an absolute cracker of a try

Gareth Anscombe misses the wide conversion effort.


27 minsJohn Evely

TRY - Barbarians

That was a little easy.

Outside centre Seta Tamanivalu has too much power and a second run in the space of 90 seconds sees him score, running over Adam Hastings in a horrible miss-match of size.

Gareth Anscombe adds the extras.


24 minsJohn Evely

TRY - World XV

Boos ring out at Twickeham which tells you Israel Folau has scored.

Adam Hastings takes the ball close to the line and is absolutely melted by Tevita Li but not before getting a kick in behind away for his winger to run onto and touch down in the big deadball area.

Hastings adds another kick from wide on the right.


John Evely

The thoughts of World XV assistant coach Brad Mooar

'Semi has got excited hasn't he, it is fun to run off him.'

21 mins John Evely

TRY - Barbarians

Well this is getting ridiculous early.

A chip over the World Xv defence from Quade Cooper finds acres of space and winger Tevita Li races onto it to gobble up the bouncing ball and score.

Gareth Anscombe adds the extras from in front of the sticks.


18 minsJohn Evely

TRY - World XV

Semi Radradra is really showing off today.

The former Bristol man takes an offload standing still and looks set to be knocked into touch but he throws the ball back inside one handed with a basketball style pass for Api Ratuniyarawa to power over.

IAdam Hastings adds the extras


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15 minsJohn Evely

TRY - World XV

The World XV hit right back.

The ball is worked wide to the left and Semi Radradra breaks down the touchline with the ball in one hand before flicking it one-handed back inside to Sbu Nkosi to race away.

Adam Hastings adds the conversion with a lovely sweeping effort.


13 minsJohn Evely

TRY - Barbarians

Is that allowed?

The Barbarians are over with a maul from a lineout 10m out.

The backs come in to add some power and Adam Radwan, the Newcastle winger, is the man to touch it down.

Gareth Anscombe misses with the right touchline conversion attempt.


7 minsJohn Evely

TRY - World XV

The World XV are over for the first score of the game.

Semi Radradra puts Sbu Nkosi away down the wing with a possible forward pass.

Harry Hockings hits a nice flat line to break through the Barbarian defence, he is hauled down short but offloads to Sebastian Negri who finishes the move.

Adam Hastings adds the extras.


4 minsJohn Evely

Magic from the Barbarians

The Barbarians turn the ball over deep in their 22 and Gareth Anscomb chips the ball over the top.

The ball is worked into the hands of Samu Kerevi who burst down-field, stepping back inside to break three tackles to go 60m.

But the attack breaks down.

Lots of adventure so far.


2 mins John Evely

Early input from Bristol duo

Charles Piutau and Semi Radradra combine for the World XV in a sweeping move done the left flank.

The BaaBaas concede a penalty and we have our first wall trick play from the World Xv.




Adam Hastings gets the game undereway in the bright sunshine at Twickenham.

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Bristol's Steven Luatua taps the ball back to his side.



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