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The Barbarians V All Black XV

The chants of the Haka filled the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as international rugby union came to N17 for the first time as the Barbarians took on an All Black XV in the Killik Cup.

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Mon 14 November 2022, 10:30

The mighty Barbarians, a scratch team made up of some of the biggest stars and fresh talent in the world, face a towering All Blacks XV at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Captained by New Zealander Luke Whitelock and featuring stars such as England prop Joe Marler and France forward Teddy Thomas, the Baa-Baas produced a scintillating performance to take the lead against an All Blacks XV side bristling skill. In a 10-try festival of rugby, the Barbarians ultimately had to hold on for a 35-31 win in a fitting spectacle for a truly world-class Stadium.

Despite trailing 35-24 and down to 14 men following a sinbinning for Shaun Stevenson, the All Blacks fought back to 35-31 thanks to a try from Bailyn Sullivan to take the match to the wire.


Players from the Barbarians rugby team celebrate beating an All-Blacks fifteen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The Baa-Baas celebrate their Killik Cup victory


The final five minutes saw the All Blacks camped inside the Baa-Baas’ five-metre line as the Kiwis pushed for a winning try, but they lost their own line-out in the final minute, allowing the Barbarians to kick the ball into touch as the clock reached full time, taking victory, the Killick Cup and the bragging rights.