During the second day of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Rugby World got the chance to talk with former Australia and Brumbies scrum-half George Gregan.
He took time out from watching the second day of action at the packed-out Hong Kong Stadium to talk through his history of visiting Hong Kong as a player – from his lost room-mate and rickshaw splurges to the need for a good tourist like Joe Roff – and also his thoughts on the Wallabies’ chances at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
According to the 139-times capped Aussie, the Wallabies always come to the fore in the World Cup but there is stiff competition out there. He also feels fans can look forward to learning about stars like electric winger Henry Speight, of the Brumbies, and flanker Sean McMahon of the Rebels – who incidently, was born the year Gregan attended his first sevens.
Away from the cameras Gregan also suggested that Australia should be wary of England‘s ability to fall back on strong set-piece, but that Australia can vastly improve their lineout. He also looks forward to the game between Wales and Australia because the Welsh “always like to play rugby and that suits Australia.”