HOW AUSTRALIA’S CENTURIONS FARED IN THEIR 100TH TESTS
George Gregan: 139 Tests
100th Test v South Africa at Subiaco, Perth, 2004
Match result: The Wallabies earned a tense 30-26 victory, with Stephen Larkham starring as Clyde Rathbone scored the match-winning try, while a young Matt Giteau kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Nathan Sharpe: 116 Tests
100th Test v Wales at Eden Park, Auckland, 2001
Match result: Australia triumphed narrowly 21-18 in the World Cup third-placed playoff with Wales. A late try to Ben McCalman put the result beyond doubt, with Sharpe watching on from the bench after being replaced shortly after halftime.
Adam Ashley Cooper: 111 Tests*
100th Test v New Zealand in Brisbane, 2014
Match result: A heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies, who fall 29-28 to the champion All Blacks following a last-minute converted try to Malakai Fekitoa. Ashley-Cooper has his moment in the sun, scoring his 29th Test try shortly after halftime to give Australia a 22-12 lead.
George Smith: 111 Tests
100th Test v New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland, 2009
Match result: More heartache for the Wallabies, who squander a hot start to go down 22-16 in the Tri-Nations opener. Matt Giteau kicks three penalties and a conversion.
Stephen Larkham: 102 Tests
100th Test v South Africa in Sydney, 2007
Match result: Larkham spearheads a fantastic comeback as Australia rally from 17-0 to seal a 25-17 win. Larkham laid on tries for Mark Gerrard and Stephen Hoiles, before a Giteau try seals the win.
David Campese: 101 Tests
100th Test v Italy in Padova, 1996
Match result: In the opening match of the 1996 Spring Tour, Australia enjoyed a 40-18 thrashing of the Azzuri. Campese, who had scored six tries against Italy, wasn’t able to get across the line.