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McCalman extends Aussie stay

2012-06-16 07:35

Sydney - Wallabies backrower Ben McCalman has re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union and Super Rugby side Force for another year.

McCalman, who will sit out Saturday's second Test against Wales with a left shoulder injury, made his debut for Australia in 2010 and has represented the Wallabies in 21 matches.

By renewing his ARU contract, the 24-year-old McCalman will be eligible for next year's British and Irish Lions tour. "Playing against the Lions is definitely a goal," he said.

Australia's medical team expect McCalman will be available for August's opening match of the inaugural Rugby Championship against Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand and South Africa.

AP

Comments
  • Cape - 2012-06-16 08:41

    KIA ORA!! Well well, the Maori is back in Cape Town! The All Blacks are the world champions and the bokkies are still crying after their QF exit! Hope to see all the AB supporters on Newlands coming Sunday cheering the Baby Blacks! Since when is the springbok representative of SA? Come nou honourable Mbalula, stop this cheap politics and transform the game in the manner it should be. I was following the "rugby comments" on the site for the past 2 weeks and was amazed with the level of intellectual capacity of some bokkie fans - the AB support base in SA is growing and on 06 October 2012, we will go to Soweto in our numbers to pay respect to the world champions!!

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