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Morahan added to Wallabies squad for B & I Lions

Luke Morahan played in the Wallabies team that lost to Scotland this time last year

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Article Published: Tuesday 11 June 2013

Queensland Reds winger Luke Morahan has been added to the Wallabies squad that will face the British and Irish Lions after Brumbies winger r Joe Tomane injured his toe in a training session.

Morahan scored a stunning solo try and made two try-saving tackles for the Queensland Reds in a 22-12 loss to the Lions in a tour match on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old Morahan, a sevens star who plays fullback or wing in the 15-a-side game and has one test cap for Australia, is expected to join the 31-man Wallabies squad on Wednesday to bolster an outside back division that includes Digby Ioane, Israel Folau, Nick Cummins and either Kurtley Beale or James O'Connor, depending on who gets selected at flyhalf.

The Australian Rugby Union said Tomane, who fractured a toe on his left foot at training on Monday, will remain with the squad.

Tomane won't be available for the first test on June 22, but is expected to recover and be available for the second and third tests.

The Lions haven't won any of their quadrennial tours since a victory in South Africa in 1997.

Since then, they have lost 2-1 to Australia in 2001, 3-0 to New Zealand in 2005 and 2-1 to the Springboks in '09.

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