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George Gregan
, 1999 (printed 2001)

by Peter Brew-Bevan

type C photograph (sheet: 50.7 cm x 40.8 cm, image: 43.3 cm x 35.7 cm)

George Gregan AM (b. 1973), rugby union halfback, is the world's most-capped rugby player, with 120 Tests to his credit, 55 of them as Australian captain. Born in Zambia, he began playing rugby at St. Edmund's College, Canberra, and made his test debut against Italy at Ballymore in 1994. The same year he won the Bledisloe Cup for Australia with a try-saving tackle in the last minutes of the game. A key and dedicated player for the exciting ACT Brumbies throughout the 1997 International Super 12 Series, he was named Player of the Tournament. In September 2001, after leading the Brumbies to a magnificent victory in the Super 12 competition, he succeeded John Eales as captain of the Australian Rugby Union team, the Wallabies. In March 2004 he became the first Super 12 player to play 100 matches; the ACT Brumbies were the Super 12 winners again in 2004. Recently, Gregan has played for the RC Toulonnaise side in France. Meanwhile, he has continued to operate his café chain, GG, with more than a dozen outlets in Sydney.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2001
Accession number: 2001.171