George Gregan is one of the most famous Wallabies of all time.
George Gregan Bio
George Gregan is Australia’s highest ever appearance maker. During his long and illustrious career, he made 139 appearances for his country and won almost every trophy the game had to offer. George Gregan was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.
Born 19 April 1973, George Gregan was born in Zambia and moved to Australia at the age of two. His senior rugby career spanned both the professional and amateur era. As a result, he was a foundational player for the Brumbies when the franchise first formed. He was then a key member of the side when they claimed the Super Rugby title in 2001 and 2004.
At the end of the 2007 season, George Gregan left Australian rugby and signed for Toulon. Although he only represented the side for one season, he helped them achieve promotion from the Pro D2. Following this, he signed for the Suntory Sungoliath. Here, he helped the side capture the All-Japan Rugby Football Championship before he retired in 2011.
Despite his highly successful domestic career, George Gregan is undoubtedly best known for his Australian career. During his playing days, he made 139 appearances for the side, with 59 of these coming as captain. During his international career, he won almost every trophy available to him, including the World Cup in 1999, the Tri-Nations (Now The Rugby Championship) in 2000 and 2001, and the Bledisloe Cup on multiple occasions.
Thanks to his performances for the side, George Gregan was named in the Wallaby Team of the Decade in 2005. He was also appointed as a member of the Order of Australia in 2004, inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2009 and inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame (then known as the IRB Hall of Fame) in 2013.
Since his retirement from rugby, George Gregan has launched The Gregan Group and has established a charitable foundation. However, the foundation closed in 2021.
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