Sharpe and Gregan host Trophy Tour down under

(RUGBY WORLD CUP) Tuesday 24 June 2014
Sharpe and Gregan host Trophy Tour down under
Challenge: Nathan Sharpe took on a boomerang-throwing expert in Sydney's Darling Harbour

Two former Australia captains George Gregan and Nathan Sharpe welcomed the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour to Sydney recently as part of the global odyssey currently underway, and which reaches Fiji this weekend.

Gregan, a World Cup-winning captain in 1999, drove 'Bill' up to the stunning Blue Mountains, and then to Knox Grammar school, where the pupils gazed in awe at the famous trophy won twice by Australia.

"After so many years it's always special to hold the Webb Ellis Cup because it brings back memories - you know how much hard work went into it, and sharing with that special group was always a rewarding experience," said Gregan.

On day two of the tour another former Wallaby captain, Nathan Sharpe, took on 'one of Australia's foremost boomerang-throwing experts' in Darling Harbour.

"I haven't really thrown a boomerang since I was about 11 years of age, so hopefully he'll go easy on me," said Sharpe.

Video: Watch how he got on..

The trophy next lands in Fiji's capital Suva on 26 June and will stay for three days as Fiji take on Cook Islands in Oceania's final Rugby World Cup qualifier. From there it will travel on to Madagascar, where Africa's qualifying tournament will be staged at the start of July.

The Australian leg of the Trophy Tour features on this week's 'Total Rugby' show, along with the final telling action from the Junior World Championship and Pacific Nations Cup, a feature with Wales captain Sam Warburton and more.. Watch more Total Rugby content HERE>>