• Gilbert Rugby will supply both World XV and Barbarian FC for a one-off fixture at Twickenham
  • Eddie Jones (Barbarians) goes head to head with old foe Steve Hansen (World XV)
  • Several world stars already named for the one-off match
  • The official match and replica kits are available now at

In the year we celebrate 200 Years of Rugby and 200 Years of Gilbert, we are delighted to announce that Gilbert will supply the match and off field kit of both teams, as the World XV take on Barbarian FC at Twickenham.


On May 28, Eddie Jones will head up the Barbarians and Steve Hansen will lead a World XV at Twickenham Stadium for the Killik Cup. Part of a bicentenary celebration in Rugby, the one-off match promises to be an entertaining afternoon full of attacking play as some of the game’s global stars take to the hallowed turf, at Twickenham Stadium.

Global stars already invited include:

Barbarians: Alun Wyn Jones (Wal), Danny Care (Eng), Andre Esterhuizen (Sa), Aaron Cruden (Nz), Justin Tipuric (Wal), George Furbank (Eng), Rhys Webb (Wal) & Joe Marler (Eng).

World XV: Semi Radradra (Fij), Charles Piutau (Nz), Marika Koroibete (Aus), Pablo Matera, (Arg), Michael Leitch (Jap), Emiliano Boffelli (Arg) & Nick Phipps (Aus) plus many more top players from both teams...

Buy your tickets now! Special Early Bird Tickets are available from only £25* for Adults & £15* for Kids (U16)


Gilbert have launched a limited range of official World XV merchandise, to compliment the ever popular Barbarians Rugby range already on sale.

To celebrate the announcement, for the next 48 HOURS ONLY you can get 15% OFF the World XV and Barbarian FC collections. Enter code WORLDXV-15 at the checkout. offer expires 03-03-2023.

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About Gilbert Rugby

Gilbert Rugby is the world’s longest serving rugby brand having served the rugby world since 1823 and remains a UK family run business at the heart of the game today. Celebrating its bicentenary in 2023, Gilbert is trusted by the Global rugby family to provide the best innovative products & support to enable players to perform to their full potential.

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About the World XV

The World XV is a rugby union team organised on an unofficial, ad hoc basis and typically composed of invited players from various countries. Several World XVs have been arranged by various bodies, often to take part in celebration and testimonial games, usually against national teams, but these are not considered test matches by most nations.