10 Sep 2008

Connor inducted into Wallabies Hall of Fame

5:57 pm on 10 September 2008

The former Australian rugby captain and coach Des Connor has been inducted into the Wallabies Hall of Fame.

Connor, played 12 Tests for the Wallabies before moving to New Zealand and playing another 12 Tests for the All Blacks.

Believed to be the only man to have played Test rugby for both trans-Tasman nations, he'll be formally ahead of the Wallabies-All Blacks Tri Nations decider at Suncorp Stadium.

He coached the Wallabies from 1968 to 1971 and introduced the shortened lineout to the world as a "shock tactic" which almost led to an upset of the All Blacks at Ballymore in 1968.