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Wallabies call in Morahan

11th June 2013 08:59


Reds wing Luke Morahan in clear

Called: Luke Morahan

Australia coach Robbie Deans has called in wing Luke Morahan to his squad ahead of the British and Irish Lions Tests due to an injury concern.

The Australian Sevens winger will join the squad on Wednesday due to an issue with Joe Tomane.

Morahan, who scored a try for the Reds against the tourists last Saturday, and has since been in camp on the Gold Coast with the Australian Sevens team, made his international debut last year against Scotland at Newcastle.

He has been added to the Wallabies squad after Brumbies winger Tomane was on Tuesday ruled out of the opening Test with a toe injury.

The 23-year-old who, like Morahan, played the only Test of his career to date against Scotland last year; sustained the injury at training on the Sunshine Coast on Monday.

An MRI scan on Tuesday subsequently revealed a small toe fracture in his left foot.

Tomane, who will remain part of the squad, is expected to recover in time to be available to play some part in the remainder of the Test series, which opens when Australia takes on the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on June 22.