The Barbarians Prepare to Face World XV at Twickenham
In what promises to be an exciting game of rugby, the Barbarians are gearing up for their clash against a talented World XV at Twickenham. While both sides have faced a number of challenges leading up to this match, they remain determined and focused on delivering an outstanding performance.
Sam Johnson Joins the Squad
Scotland centre Sam Johnson has been added to the Barbarians squad for Sunday’s game. The addition is sure to strengthen the already impressive line-up, with Johnson being one of Scotland’s most consistent performers in recent years.
Jordi Murphy Retires After This Season
Ireland back row Jordi Murphy has been called up by the World XV ahead of his retirement from professional rugby after this season. Although he will undoubtedly be missed by his team and fans alike, Murphy remains committed as ever and determined to give it his all on Sunday.
Australia Winger Marika Koroibete Withdraws From Line-Up
Unfortunately, Australia winger Marika Koroibete has had to withdraw from the World XV line-up due to reasons unknown. However, Fiji Sevens player Kaminieli Rasaku is set to replace him after winning a Commonwealth silver medal last year.
Glasgow Warriors’ Players Join Both Squads After Challenge Cup Final Defeat
Six Glasgow Warriors players will join both squads following their defeat by Toulon in Friday’s European Challenge Cup final. Fraser Brown, Allan Dell and Oli Kebble will feature for World XV while Sam Johnson, Enrique Pieretto and Sione Vailanu are set to play for the Barbarians.
Boasting a combined 1,345 caps, the squads look set to deliver an intense and thrilling match at Twickenham. The Barbarians forwards include Taulupe Faletau, Alun Wyn Jones and Stephan Lewies with Aaron Wainwright among their backs. Meanwhile, the World XV features Fraser Brown, Harry Hockings and Michele Lamaro in their forward line-up along with Ngani Laumape and Semi Radradra in their backline.
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