Radwan named in Barbarians squad

Friday 19 May 2023 Written by: Adam

Radwan featured 24 times for the Falcons throughout the 2022-23 campaign, scoring six tries.

The 25-year-old has also won two caps for England and scored four tries across the fixtures, including a hat-trick against Canada in 2021.

The high-flying Falcon links up with the squad headed by former England and now Australia head coach Eddie Jones to take on a World XV side with former All Black head coach Steve Hansen in charge.

Both squads have now been confirmed for the fixture taking place next Sunday May 28 in a 2pm kick-off.

The two squads are jam-packed with world-class talent, with internationals from England, Wales, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, Tonga, Japan, Scotland, Fiji and Italy all involved for the blockbuster clash at HQ.

The sides contain a total of 1,286 international caps between them – with 650 for the Barbarians and 636 for the World XV – as well as Rugby World Cup winners, British & Irish Lions tourists, and several returning Barbarians.

Speaking on his Barbarians FC squad announcement, Eddie Jones said: “It’s an incredible honour to be asked to coach the Barbarians for a second time.

“I am very much looking forward to returning to Twickenham Stadium – a venue I have so many fond memories of – as head coach of the Barbarians, and I’m more motivated than ever to put on a show.

“Going up against Steve rekindles a great rivalry which first started in our days competing in Super Rugby and progressed into the international arena. It’ll be a great challenge and one we’re both relishing.”

The fixture against the World XV marks the first return to Twickenham for the Barbarians since a stunning 52-21 victory over England in June 2022. They then retained the Killik Cup in November, courtesy of a 35-31 win over an All Blacks XV in front of 35,000 people at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

World XV head coach Steve Hansen added: “I’m really excited to be returning to Twickenham. I’ve coached both for and against the Barbarians during my career, and while you always have to expect the unexpected where they are concerned.

“You can be certain we’ll have a hugely entertaining match played in a festival atmosphere.”

Further squad updates will follow in the coming days, with one player expected to be added to each squad.

General admission tickets for this spectacular showcase of rugby are still available from **[HERE][1]**, with ticket prices starting from just £27.50* for adults and £16.95* for Under-16s.

For a 10% discount on groups of 10 or more visit **[HERE][2]**, while hospitality packages are available to purchase from £299 per person by **[CLICKING HERE][3]**.

*booking fees apply



Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers and England),
Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff Rugby, Wales, British & Irish Lions),
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales, British & Irish Lions),
Stephan Lewies (Harlequins and South Africa),
Steven Luatua (Bristol Bears and New Zealand),
Enrique Pieretto (Glasgow Warriors and Argentina),
Carlü Sadie (Cell C Sharks),
Rob Simmons (London Irish and Australia),
Harry Thacker (Bristol Bears),
Sione Vailanu (Glasgow Warriors and Tonga),
Aaron Wainwright (Dragons Rugby and Wales),
Alex Waller (Northampton Saints),
Tom West (Leicester Tigers),
Hiroki Yamamoto (Toshiba Brave Lupus and Japan).


Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys and Wales),
Quade Cooper (Hanazono Kintetsu Liners and Australia),
Aaron Cruden (Tokyo Sungoliath and New Zealand),
Francois Hougaard (Saracens and South Africa),
Samu Kerevi (Tokyo Sungoliath and Australia),
Tevita Li (Tokyo Sungoliath),
Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs and England),
**Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons and England)**,
Seta Tamanivalu (Toshiba Brave Lupus and Fiji),



Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland),
Niccolò Cannone (Benetton Rugby and Italy),
Elliot Dee (Dragons Rugby and Wales),
Allan Dell (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland),
Harry Hockings (Tokyo Sungoliath),
Wyn Jones (Scarlets Rugby, Wales, British & Irish Lions),
Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland),
Michele Lamaro (Benetton Rugby and Italy),
Viliame Mata (Edinburgh Rugby and Fiji),
Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby and Italy),
Api Ratuniyarawa (London Irish and Fiji),
Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs),


Bryn Hall (Shizuoka Blue Revs), Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby and Scotland), Israel Folau (Urayasu D-Rocks and Tonga), Marika Koroibete (Saitama Wild Knights and Australia), Ngani Laumape (Kobelco Kobe Steelers and New Zealand), Sbu Nkosi (Vodacom Bulls and South Africa), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets Rugby and Wales), Nick Phipps (Green Rockets Tokatsu and Australia), Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears and Tonga), Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears and Fiji)

[1]: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians
[2]: http://www.eticketing.co.uk/rfu/events
[3]: https://www.twickenhamstadium.com/hospitality/barbarians-v-world-15/2023