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Turinui to join Wallabies in Marseille

Roar Rookie
1st October, 2007

Sydney Fleet centre Morgan Turinui has today been named as the replacement for injured forward David Lyons in the Wallabies 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Lyons was ruled out for the remainder of the Wallabies’ campaign after breaking the fibula in his left leg during Saturday’s Pool B victory over Canada in Bordeaux.

Turinui will fly out from Sydney on Wednesday (3 Oct) to join the team in Marseille on Thursday.

The 20-Test veteran has not recorded a Test cap for the Wallabies since 2005, where he played all 13 Tests for the year and vice-captained the team.