6/25/2013

George Smith and Jesse Mogg drafted into Wallabies squad


George Smith and Jesse Mogg have been drafted into the Wallabies squad for the British & Irish Lions tour and are now with the team in Melbourne.

Smith makes his return to the Wallabies for the first time since 2010. He has been rehabilitating a knee injury for the last five weeks.

Smith and Mogg join fellow Brumbies Peter Kimlin, Ben Mowen, Scott Sio, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, Joe Tomane, Christian Lealiifano and David Pocock, who have been in camp for the last couple of weeks. The injured Pocock is with the team on promotional duty.

Other Brumbies players, Nic White, Fotu Auelua and Dan Palmer, were not considered because of injury.

After suffering a second neck injury in the space of 12 months, Pat McCabe has been ruled out of the rest of the series. McCabe has returned to Canberra.

The Qantas Wallabies face the British & Irish Lions this Saturday night in Melbourne.