23 Jun 2012

Wallabies back Anzac tour

12:57 pm on 23 June 2012

Wallabies players have thrown their support behind a proposed Anzac tour of the northern hemisphere in 2015, to commemorate the centenary of Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli.

ARU boss John O'Neill revealed on Wednesday his visions for a combined Wallabies-All Blacks team which he hopes could play the British and Irish Lions at Twickenham in three years' time.

An Anzac team played against the Lions in 1989, but the concept failed due to a lack of support from players during the amateur era.

Wallabies No.8 Wycliff Palu says guys would look forward to that and aim to get into that team, while Drew Mitchell says representing the Anzac tradition 100 years after Gallipoli would be an honour.