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McCalman ruled out of Third Test and Super Rugby




Australia will be without number eight Ben McCalman for the third Test against England in Sydney on Saturday as he will be sidelined for six weeks.

McCalman is expected to miss the next six weeks of rugby with a fractured collarbone he sustained when coming on on as a replacement in the 7-23 loss to England in Melbourne.

The Western Force No.8 was called into to the matchday squad after David Pocock fractured and eye socket and he will also miss the rest of the Super Rugby season due to the right scapular injury.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika called up uncapped loose forward Leroy Houston who has recently returned from a playing stint in England.

Since last year’s Rugby Championship Cheika has used two specialist openside flankers at the same time.

Aside from Houston, 57-cap Wycliff Palu is the only remaining specialist number eight in the squad.

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