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    Ben McCalman will miss the third Test and up to six weeks of rugby with a fractured s

    Ben McCalman will miss the third Test and up to six weeks of rugby with a fractured scapula.
    McCalman, who came off the bench in the second Test, hurt his shoulder blade in his first involvement of the game, coach Michael Cheika said.
    The backrower played out the rest of the game, with no replacement on the bench.
    Cheika said it was disappointing that McCalman didn't have a chance to push his starting credentials.
    "He didn't really get a chance to do what he does because he's proven for us over the time I've been involved that he's a serious campaigner," he said.
    "He would've been a chance (to start this week) but I wasn't unhappy with the back row last week.
    "There was a few basic errors but I thought they worked hard."
    Leroy Houston will join up with the squad in Sydney to replace McCalman.
    McCalman will likely be the only forced change to the Wallabies side for the final Test, though Cheika flagged some other potential reshuffles.
    "We'll probably make a couple of changes," he said.
    "I thought I might make a couple each game just to have a look at guys who have shown either through Super Rugby or through the series [that] they're vying for spots.
    "We'll sort those [changes] out over the next day or so."

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2016/06...p-to-six-weeks

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    We just can't catch a break... Ben Get better soon.. we will miss your passion, determination, and mongrel..

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    No hodgo and now no benny mac.

    I hope we get to some more of what Kane has after his showing in the 10s. I'm surprised we haven't seen him thus far this season.

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    How about Kane, Chris and Gus as the back row (they're all fit right?)

    Stander to 6 and Gus to 8 also sounds pretty good.

    If there's one area of the field we have covered it's back row!

    Rest up Benny, we're going to be expecting big things from you next year!

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    Also throw Richard Hardwick into the mix

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    Koteka at 7 Hardwick at 8 Cottrell at 6 Winter at 5 Lacey at 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahard View Post
    Koteka at 7 Hardwick at 8 Cottrell at 6 Winter at 5 Lacey at 14
    You normally talk a lot of sense, Kalahard, but playing Winter as a starting lock instead of RHP or Adam Coleman is madness. They definitely should be starting in the NRC, however.

    I think it would be good to develop our 9/10/12/13 combination (Prior, Lance, Godwin?, Tapuai) for 2017, but almost all of the rest will hopefully be locals. We should definitely aim to win the NRC, but it would be good to play some of the more experienced players off the bench.

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