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Gregan the Barbarian to battle Wallabies

08/10/2008 08:16:45 PM Comments (0)

Former Wallabies captain George Gregan will play for the Barbarians against the Wallabies at Wembley on December 3.

The Barbarian Football Club confirmed on Wednesday Gregan will play in a match that will mark the centenary of the 1908 London Olympics where the first ever Wallabies touring squad won the Games gold medal for rugby.

Gregan, now with Suntory in Japan, is the world's most capped player with 139 Test caps and the longest-serving Australian captain with 59 internationals at the helm.

The Barbarians have also confirmed former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will work alongside head coach Jake White with the invitational team.

"The Barbarians are putting together a powerful squad of all the talents for this very special match," White said.

"I have been impressed by the positive response from so many players worldwide and to have Eddie to assist me in the build up is definitely an added bonus."

The Barbarians side will be led by All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw and includes New Zealand stars Carl Hayman, Jerry Collins and Joe Rokocoko; South African World Cup winners John Smit, Percy Montgomery, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Bakkies Botha and Schalk Burger; and England's recent captain Steve Borthwick.

The game will be the first rugby union match to be played at the new Wembley Stadium.

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