Dumped Douglas out to reverse the slide
KANE Douglas is convinced he can play more Tests despite sliding from World Cup final starter and out of the Queensland side into club rugby. Douglas was overlooked by Wallabies coach Michael Cheika for the three June Tests, but was last week named in the extended 38-man training squad for the Rugby Championship.
The 28-year-old lock has fallen out of favour at Test and state levels, after starting six of the Wallabies’ seven 2015 World Cup matches. The emergence of Adam Coleman and Rory Arnold and the resurgence of Sam Carter, has pushed Douglas and fellow Reds’ lock Rob Simmons, the other World Cup final starting lock, down Cheika’s second-row pecking order.
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