After two embarrassing loses to the All Blacks in consecutive weeks the Wallabies have called up George Gregan and Stirling Mortlock for this week’s clash against South Africa.
The call has sparked criticism from private schools around Australia as Gregan has not played for Wallabies since 2007 and Mortlock since 2009. Wallabies coach Mike Cheika told Thai Castle “To be honest we went through our options and came to the conclusion that Gregan and Mortlock are still the best halfback and centre in Australian Rugby.”
Australian winger Israel Folau was in awe of Gregan and Mortlock telling Thai Castle “They (Gregan & Mortlock) have only been in camp for two hours but already they have taught the boys so much. I mean they have shown us things we have never seen before. One of them was this thing called the Bledisloe Cup. We thought only All Blacks could win it but apparently we (the Wallabies) can win it too. They showed us photos of them holding it and everything. My mind was blown.”
Gregan spoke briefly saying “I thought they were kidding when they asked if I could play this weekend. But after a few light training sessions it makes total sense. I mean this team did not even know what the Bledisloe Cup was and were even more perplexed when I showed them my World Cup winners medal”