Brendan McKibbin hoping for Scotland call up

Waratahs scrum-half Brendan McKibbin has revealed that his move to London Irish
will help him win an international call up for Scotland.

The Waratahs half-back was born in Irvine, Scotland and lived in Kilmarnock
until he was three before his family decided to emigrate to Australia.

Twenty-nine-year-old McKibbin almost made his Wallabies debut under Robbie
Deans in Decemeber 2012 at the Millennium Stadium by being named in the squad
but was never called onto the field.

McKibbin came as close as you can to getting his first call up but as he never
made it onto the field he remains eligible to play for Scotland where he was
born.

The half-back says that it was always his ambition to play for Australia but
just like being at the Waratahs he finds his path to the No.9 jersey has been
blocked by Nick Phipps.

When asked if he would accept a call up by Scotland after he has made his move
to the UK he said, “I think that’s a given.”

“(But) I haven’t thought about it, I’m solely focused on
the Waratahs and Waratahs rugby,” he told Reuters.

McKibbin’s Waratahs have earned a Super Rugby Semi-final in Sydney and for
now he is focused on the Sydney side retaining their title.

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