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Australia call-up for Kane Douglas
06 Jul 2015 16:04
Australia have called up Leinster second-row Kane Douglas to their squad for the Rugby Championship and World Cup.
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In a statement on the Leinster website, Team Manager Guy Easterby confirmed the request from the Australian Rugby Union was received last Friday.
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Easterby said "We are delighted for Kane and wish him well as he seeks the form and fitness required for selection".
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"We look forward to welcoming him back when his commitments with the ARU come to an end."
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Australia and former Leinster coach Michael Cheika had previously expressed an interest in calling up Douglas, but was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald saying the decision was "at the Leinster level".
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The ARU requested Leinster release Douglas, who moved to Leinster last year, under World Rugby's Regulation 9.
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The regulation requires clubs to release selected players to play for their country during approved Test windows.
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Easterby said Zane Kirchener is also included in South Africa's initial World Cup squad, adding "our players should aspire to play at as high a level as possible, whether that be with Ireland or with their home nation."
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