The injury ravaged Australia Rugby team have called up the services of loose forward Ben Mowen for the upcoming tests against Scotland and Wales that will take place in the first week of June itself after it was revealed that number 8 Ben McCalman will not be able to participate after suffering a shoulder injury which has ruled him out of action for at least a month.
However, the Western Force back row forward McCalman is likely to be retained in the squad in spite of his injury where he will continue with his rehabilitation process, a source close to The Wallabies said. This year has not gone good for Australia Rugby as they have not been able to show good form and still looks blighted by the poor form that plagued their stats in 2011 and furthermore, the number of injuries that the side has suffered in the last 4 or 5 months has not helped their cause either.
James Horwill with a hamstring injury, Kurtley Beale, a full back converted to a fly half with a shoulder injury and utility player at the back James O’Connor with a live problem are already on the treatment table and with McCalman now injured as well, Mowen will join up with a much depleted wallabies side that will take on the mighty Scotland and Wales.
Australia are the winners of the Tri Nations and they will take on Scotland at Newcastle for the test on the 5th of June after which, they will meet the Six Nations champions Wales for a series of three tests that kicks off on the 9th of June. And with such might awaiting them in the upcoming weeks, it waits to be seen what team Australia Rugby announces for the test against Scotland which will be clear on Sunday.