Fiji Time: 3:42 AM on Monday 20 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

McCalman omitted

Aap
Friday, August 15, 2014

SYDNEY - Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has finalised his bench for tomorrow's Rugby Championship opener, with Western Force loose forward Ben McCalman omitted for the clash with the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium.

McKenzie has opted for a traditional 5-3 split on the bench, with hooker James Hanson, props Ben Alexander and Pek Cowan, lock Will Skelton and back-rower Scott Higginbotham covering the forwards.

The three backline replacements are halfback Nick Phipps, five-eighth Bernard Foley and outside back Tevita Kuridrani.

The all-conquering All Blacks arrived in Sydney last night to finalise their preparations for the Bledisloe Cup blockbuster.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man dies in road accident
  2. An 'elite' plan
  3. PM: It's a shame
  4. 'No exception'
  5. Ryan includes Nava in national sevens squad
  6. Freebird Institute creates history in rugby league
  7. Service to the people
  8. Nurses urged to research job practices
  9. Avoid band-aid solutions
  10. Bus and van collide, one dead

Top Stories this Week

  1. Back from the dead Tuesday (14 Apr)
  2. Victims to resist Monday (13 Apr)
  3. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  4. Teacher cleared, investigations continue Tuesday (14 Apr)
  5. FICAC investigates ministry Monday (13 Apr)
  6. 'Fighting for home' Tuesday (14 Apr)
  7. Zoning for schools a failure Tuesday (14 Apr)
  8. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  9. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  10. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)