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Former Wallaby Nick Farr-Jones helped catch wallaby on Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Wallaby legend Nick Farr-Jones could have faced one of his most elusive opponents in the early hours of Monday morning.

A rogue wallaby made headlines across the world after it was spotted hopping down one of Australia's most recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

But it turns out he was not the only wallaby on the bridge.

Former champion halfback Nick Farr-Jones, who played for Australia's rugby union team the Wallabies, helped police catch the marsupial on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The 63-Test scrum-half was driving across the bridge on his way to work on Monday morning when he noticed the police attempting to catch the elusive wallaby.

AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN NICK FARR-JONES SMILES BROADLY AS HE TAKES THE RUBGY WORLD CUP FROM THE QUEEN AT TWICKENHAM.   (Photo by Adam Butler - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Australian captain Nick Farr-Jones wins the Rugby Union World Cup.
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"The police were trying to capture it as you would on the bridge and they were having trouble, so I just did my best to try and help them," Farr-Jones told Sydney radio station 2GB.

"I was in the middle of the bridge and things were going slow up front ... It was a bit of chaos, but when you realised it was actually a wallaby it was really unusual because you just didn't want cars going a bit quicker from behind and knocking the [animal] over."

Farr-Jones may have faced some fierce opponents during his illustrious career but said he found the wallaby a different challenge.

"Oh mate, we couldn't stop him. I tried my best to help the police," Farr-Jones said, before having a laugh.

"He got up to towards the Conservatorium of Music and it wasn't until a few hours later until they finally got him there."

Farr-Jones made his international debut in 1984 and went on to captain the Wallabies to a famous World Cup win in Twickenham in 1991.

A wallaby was spotted on Sydney Harbour Bridge. 9 News (NSW Police)
A wallaby was spotted on Sydney Harbour Bridge. 9 News (NSW Police)
9 News (NSW Police)

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