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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 September 2005, 22:36 GMT 23:36 UK
Gregan keen to add to cap record
Australia captain George Gregan looks on during the defeat to New Zealand
Australia captain George Gregan insists he will not step down and is available for the Wallabies' European tour.

Gregan equalled Jason Leonard's world record of 114 caps in Saturday's Tri-Nations defeat to New Zealand, but has come under severe recent criticism.

"I've got two weeks of active recovery now so I'm ready for our pre-season before we head over," he said.

"I'll use that to have a mental break. I can't control what comes between now and then, but I can control my rest."

Australia coach Eddie Jones has long-time understudy Chris Whitaker and Matt Henjak - sent home early from South Africa for an incident in a night club - as alternatives to Gregan.

Jones was not prepared to confirm Gregan's selection for the tour, featuring Tests with England, Ireland and Wales, saying only he remained in contention for the 30-man squad.

"We've got a selection meeting on Wednesday week, and George is like any other player," Jones aid.

"His selection is assessable by form, but we're certainly very positive about it."




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