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  Wednesday, 22 August, 2001, 14:13 GMT 15:13 UK
Full house for Eales farewell
John Eales
John Eales will bow out against New Zealand
Australia skipper John Eales is set to receive a rousing send off when he plays his last international match in Sydney next month.

The 20,000 tickets available for the Tri-Nations clash with New Zealand on 1 September sold out in just 40 minutes.

Capacity at the Olympic Stadium has been reduced since 109,874 spectators saw New Zealand beat Australia 39-35 last year.

Most of the 91,000 tickets available have been set aside for stadium and club memberships, schools and team affiliations.

The match will mark Eales' 86th and final appearance for Australia since making his debut against Wales in 1991.

The 31-year-old has captained the Wallabies 54 times and lifted the World Cup in Cardiff in 1999 after victory over France.


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