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Australian rugby stars have 'Skype date' with Alessandro Del Piero

Wallaby captain Ben Mowen looked rapt during his video conference with the Italian football star.

Alessandro del Piero chats to Australia captain Ben Mowen.
Alessandro del Piero chats to Australia captain Ben Mowen.
Image: YouTube screengrab

AUSTRALIAN RUGBY CAPTAIN Ben Mowen visited a recently opened gallery in Turin that celebrates the football career of former Juventus and Italy star Alessandro del Piero.

The Wallabies are in Italy for their November Test with the Azzurri, at Stadio Olimpico, this Saturday. Del Piero is playing A-League football Down Under with Sydney FC so, in the words of out-half Bernard Foley, a Skype date was arranged.

Del Piero had a chat with newly appointed Wallaby captain Ben Mowen and wished him luck ahead of this weekend’s match. From the video below, it would appear that the Italian knows all about Israel Folau and little else about rugby.

YouTube credit: ARU TV

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