Sharpe to run out for Classics in Toowoomba

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by Beth Newman

The morning after the Wallabies' Test against Ireland, former skipper Nathan Sharpe will lead out the Classic Wallabies in Toowoomba.

Sharpe will lead out a pack that includes Mark Chisholm, David Croft and Stephen Hoiles, while Luke Burgess, Lote Tuqiri and Sam Cordingley are among the big names in the backs.

Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison, who coached the Classics in a Hong Kong Tens tournament, will strap on the boots for the side on Sunday as well.

The Classics match is part of a country tour by the Classic Wallabies, aiming to promote rugby around Australia.

Former Wallabies back James Holbeck will coach the side on Sunday, capping off a day of community rugby tournaments and an U17 women's round robin tournament.

A host of former Wallabies and Rugby AU CEO Raelene Castle will also be part of a lunch in Toowoomba that day.

You can buy tickets for the game here.


Classic Wallabies team to face Darling Downs Over 35s Barbarians

Nathan Sharpe (c)

Alex Gibbon

David Croft

Eddie Aholelei

Garrick Morgan

Gene Fairbanks

Julian Huxley

Justin Harrison

Lote Tuqiri

Luke Burgess

Mark Chisholm,

Morgan Turinui

Moses Rauluni

Nick Gregorski

Sam Cordingley

Scott Barton

Stephen Hoiles

Darling Downs Over 35 Barbarians to face Classic Wallabies

Andrew Johnston

Andrew Jurgs

Andrew MacPherson

Ben Taylor

Brendan Sexton

Brett Bidstrup

Brett Crothers

Craig Antonio

Don Brown

Donald Thorn

Doug McNicholl

James McCutcheon

Jason Black

Justin Garvie

Mark Brownlie

Mark Jekyll

Matt Edwards

Matt House

Mick Gall

Mick Jarroush

Paul Hanna (Captain)

Tom Perkins

Trent Raymond.