10 Things You Didn’t Know About George Gregan

  1. George Musarurwa Gregan (born 19 April 1973) is a retired Australian rugby unionplayer, and is currently Australia’s highest ever internationally capped player.
  2. Gregan was born in Zambia, of a Zimbabwean mother and an Australian father.
  3. His family moved to Australia when he was two years old, and he grew up in Canberra where he was educated at St Edmund’s College and graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) from the University of Canberra.
  4. Gregan and his wife Erica have three children, Max, Charlie and Jazz. Max was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2004 and George set up the George Gregan Foundation in 2005 after spending time with Max in hospital.
  5. Gregan represented Australia at under-19 and under-21 level.
  6. He made his first appearance for the Wallabies in 1994 in a match against Italy in Brisbane, which the Wallabies won by three points, 23 to 20.
  7. He was subsequently capped in the victories over Italy again, and Western Samoa.
  8. Gregan was elevated to the vice-captaincy of the Wallabies in 1997.
  9. On 18 June 2008 it was announced that he had joined Suntory Sungoliath in Japan,following a season at RC Toulonnais in the French Top 14.
  10. In 2012, Gregan was assistant coach at the Brumbies.