Given the cold shoulder by Brad Thorn at the Queensland Reds, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto has been called into the Wallabies from club rugby for their third Test decider against England.
The 25-year-old is one of two late additions to the Wallabies’ squad, with Waratahs flyer Mark Nawaqanitawase also called up.
It’s unlikely either will line-up against Eddie Jones’ men at the SCG, but their call-ups speak volumes of the injury crisis unfolding at the Wallabies.
Instead, Reece Hodge looms like earning a recall at fullback with Tom Wright shifting to the wing, while two-time NRL winner Suliasi Vunivalu is expected to make his debut off the bench.
Like England, who have their own injuries in the forwards, the Wallabies are having a lighter day of training after a bruising fortnight.
But the decision not to do any media opportunities was a baffling one ahead of the series decider at the SCG,…