TRY, BARBARIANS, BRIDGE! 22-31: Barbarians have scored a stunning try. Du Preez took a place-kick from inside his own half, kicking it across the field for Aso. It fooled the defence and the Barbarians worked the ball to Bridge for the finish. The try is not converted.
FULL-TIME: BARBARIANS 22-31 NEW ZEALAND. Having trailed 17-10 at half-time, New Zealand looked much better in the second half. Despite an immense performance from Smith and a wonderfully worked consolation try at the end from Bridge, the Barbarians were unable to cancel out the All Black onslaught.
The spell of Barbarians pressure comes to an end as New Zealand set up a lineout. Thereafter, they are awarded a scrum. It doesn?t look as if we are in for the nail-biting finish the crowd would have hoped for.
The Barbarians continue to the attack, but the New Zealand defence holds firm near their own 10-metre line.
Du Preez, who has just come on, sets up an attacking lineout for the tired-looking Barbarians. New Zealand look as if they have stolen the ball following some scrappy play after the throw, but Owens says they have knocked it on.
Replays show that call may have been closer than Owens and I initially thought ? it was touch and go whether van der Merwe got to the ball before Barrett. The referee opted not to go upstairs to check.
Van der Merwe boots the ball through and chases. However, Barrett gets to it before he can ground it for the try.
The Barbarians have dominated territory and possession in the last few minutes, but it seems that nothing they do is coming off.
The Barbarians throw the ball into touch, but we are going back for a penalty in their favour for offside.
The Barbarians win their attacking lineout five metres out and look to get themselves on the board for the first time in the half.
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 17-31: New Zealand are in control all of a sudden. This has been a typically rampant second half from them.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, HARRIS! 17-29: Kerr-Barlow puts a kick through and the Barbarians let it bounce. Harris pounces onto it and goes over for a simple try!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 17-24: Barrett adds the extra two once again.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CANE! 17-22: Naholo almost bursts through on the right, but he is caught by Bridge. New Zealand work the ball left and Laumape makes up good ground again. Cane finishes off!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 17-17: Barrett levels the scores from right under the posts.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, LAUMAPE! 17-15: Laumape blasts through Mo?unga and Smith can?t do anything to stop him either! The try is scored!
New Zealand set up an attacking lineout and win it. All of a sudden, they?re right in front of the try-line again.
The ball is held up and we are going a few metres backwards for another scrum.
The game has slowed down slightly following a frantic few minutes, which saw action at both ends of the field.
New Zealand go on the attack again, but Smith and Vorster are at the heart of another Barbarians break ? this one down the left.
New Zealand are penalised again for not releasing and the Barbarians kick the ball into touch.
There was a shove from Vorster on Ardie Savea while the Barbarians were trying to counter, so we go back for a New Zealand penalty after consultation with the TMO. The All Blacks are now camped on the try-line again.
New Zealand win their scrum right in front of the try-line. They look for the ideal opportunity to strike. However, the All Blacks are then penalised for not releasing. The Barbarians counter and Naholo is forced to carry the ball over his own try-line to prevent Smith from running onto the ball and scoring.
New Zealand start the second half on the front foot. They take the ball through 13 phases before Strauss is penalised for going off his feet.
New Zealand win the ball deep inside their own territory and try to run it out.
HALF-TIME: BARBARIANS 17-10 NEW ZEALAND. The Barbarians go in ahead, having scored three tries to the All Blacks? two. It?s been a thrilling battle so far, with many players on both sides eager to prove themselves worthy of regular All Blacks selection.
Beauden Barrett kicks off the second half.
?If you?re going to cheat, you cheat fair,? Owens warns the Barbarians at the scrum. Another classic from the referee.
Barrett fails to convert the try. He looks disappointed with his effort. Still 17-10.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, FIFITA! 17-10: New Zealand go back on the attack after some quick passing following a scrum and make up about 50 metres. Naholo sets Fifita up on the right and he goes over!
New Zealand don?t find touch from a kick as Mo?unga keeps the ball in play and the Barbarians hit them on the counter again. The team in black and white stripes looks dominant.
CONVERSION, BARBARIANS, MO?UNGA! 17-5: At last, we have the first successful conversion of the day.
TRY, BARBARIANS, CARTER! 15-5: At last, Carter forces his way over! Tu?ungafasi and Lienert-Brown can?t stop him from right in front.
The Barbarians look to drive for the line and win the advantage. Mo?unga goes for the cross-field kick, but it doesn?t come off. We?re going back to the penalty.
New Zealand have been penalised for offside from Romano. Barbarians have a chance yet again.
Luatua makes another interception and looks to sidestep his way through. However, he can?t quite pull it off and Vorster loses the ball.
Harris drops the ball into touch near the Barbarians 10-metre line and the chance to attack goes to waste.
Mo?unga clears for the Barbarians and the pressure relents for the moment. However, New Zealand can run straight back at them.
New Zealand go on the attack once again, but the Barbarians defence holds firm and they now have a defensive scrum.
Sopoaga misses the conversion kick from near the right touchline. Still 10-5.
New Zealand hit back at the Barbarians. Perenara gets the ball to Naholo on the right and he gives it back to the scrum-half just as he is tackled into touch. The number nine may just have scored. We are going upstairs.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, PERENARA! 10-5: It?s been given! Naholo was not in touch.
Mo?unga misses another difficult conversion kick ? this time from the other side. Still 10-0.
Barrett is off with a blood injury and is replaced by Sopoaga.
TRY, BARBARIANS, BRIDGE! 10-0: Luatua intercepts deep inside his own territory and charges through. He eventually runs out of steam and passes the ball. Fortunately for the Barbarians, Bridge is there to finish off.
Fifita bursts through the Barbarians defence, but eventually runs into traffic and can?t shake off all the tacklers. Vorster looks to counter and the crowd gets excited, but he can?t execute and the ball goes into touch.
Mo?unga?s conversion attempt goes wide of the right post from near the touchline. Still 5-0.
TRY, BARBARIANS, MO?UNGA! 5-0: The Barbarians are finally rewarded for their patient build-up. Ellis gets the call from the right and gives the ball to Mo?unga ? who scores!
The Barbarians win their lineout and are now on the attack just short of the try-line.
The New Zealand defence holds firm. The Barbarians don?t have a try, but they do have the put-in at the attacking scrum.
New Zealand win a lineout deep inside their own territory, but kick the ball straight to the opposition. The All Blacks then concede a penalty for offside and the Barbarians set up an attacking lineout.
The Barbarians won a free-kick from an early scrum. That?s a good start for their forwards.
The Barbarians get the game underway.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this eagerly anticipated clash between the Barbarians and New Zealand at Twickenham.
Fly-half Beauden Barrett captains what could be described as an experimental New Zealand side in place of Kieran Read. Hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and wing Matt Duffie have been named in the All Blacks side for the first time ? with all three on the bench.
The key news for Robbie Deans'' Barbarians is that Julian Savea will face the All Blacks, for whom he has 54 caps. He is joined by fellow capped All Blacks Ben Franks, Steven Luatua, Andy Ellis, Luke Whitelock and Dominic Bird. In addition to this, uncapped Kiwis Atunaisa Moli, Dillon Hunt, Mitchell Drummond, Richie Mo''unga, Vince Aso, Richard Buckman and George Bridge will also face Steve Hansen''s side.
Welshman Nigel Owens will referee this clash. His countryman Ben Whitehouse and Australian Nic Berry are the assistants, while England's Rowan Kitt is the TMO.
Reports indicate that we are in for lovely rugby-playing conditions, as the sky has cleared throughout the day.
The New Zealand anthem is underway. We?re inching closer to kick-off. It?s strange to see Barbarians players singing along.
TJ Perenara leads the haka and the Twickenham crowd roars.
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