3 Dec 2008

Wallabies to wind up against Babas

7:56 am on 3 December 2008

The Wallabies wind up their spring tour on tomorrow morning at Wembley Stadium night when they take on a formidable Barbarians line-up, which includes four New Zealanders.

With skipper Stirling Mortlock, five-eighth Matt Giteau and lock Nathan Sharpe out injured, coach Robbie Deans has handed rising stars like mid-fielder Quade Cooper and the teenager fullback James O'Connor the chance to shine.

That won't be easy for them though against a Barbarians side coached by Jake White and Eddie Jones and including Springboks Percy Montgomery, Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger and John Smit.

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and wing Joe Rokocoko will be re-united with Rico Gear and Jerry Collins

The match marks 100 years since Australia won the rugby gold medal at the 1908 London Olympics.