Event Details


All Blacks v Barbarians

Twickenham, London

4:00 AM


Barrett to lead All Blacks during build-up

With no Kieran Read in the All Blacks' advance party to Britain to play the Barbarians on Saturday, first five-eighths Beauden Barrett would be fulfilling Read's captaincy directions for the tour during the first week while a playing captain would be announced when the Barbarians team was named.
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All Blacks prepared to wait for England Test

Barely off the plane from their flight to London the All Blacks were being asked about whether they were disappointed about not meeting England on their northern hemisphere tour.
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Barbarians squad has 13 New Zealanders

Thirteen New Zealanders have been named by coach Robbie Deans in his 26-man Barbarians squad to play the All Blacks at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Todd ready for Barbarians' tricks

All Blacks flanker Matt Todd is expecting his Crusaders coach Scott Robertson would be looking to open his bag of tricks for the Barbarians in London on Saturday (UK time).
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Tour challenge laid down for All Blacks

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith said the challenge had been laid down to the team on their northern hemisphere tour to play attractive rugby and to finish the 2017 year well.
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Kaino's career turns full circle

All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino's career would complete a full circle if he gets to take the field against the Barbarians in Twickenham on Sunday (NZT).
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Barbarians ideal start for tour - Foster

Playing the Barbarians, who are normally an end-of-tour festival-type fixture, at the start of their northern tour would not detract from the All Blacks' approach to the game.
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Expect free-flowing rugby from the Barbarians

The All Blacks are finally up here in the Northern Hemisphere where the fans are absolutely hissing to get a gauge on how good they are in the flesh.
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Time for respect to return to rivalry

Mutual admiration should be the message for the All Blacks' tour of the northern hemisphere with all the antagonism of the British & Irish Lions tour put away for good.
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Three new All Blacks for Barbarians clash

The All Blacks team has been named to play the Barbarians in the opening match of the Vista 2017 All Blacks Northern Tour at Twickenham on Saturday 4 November.
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