Bowman called up for Aussies
September 17, 1999
Injury prone Brett Robinson has become the fourth player to withdraw from a World Cup squad after failing a fitness test on Friday.
The Brumbies captain's place in the squad will go to second row Tom Bowman who was unlucky to be left out of the squad when it was originally announced.
Robinson had been troubled by a shoulder injury for some time, sitting out the recent Inter-State championship in a bid to be fit for the World Cup.
As a result of Robinson's withdrawal Rod MacQueen will now use former Springbok captain Tiaan Strauss as the back-up open side flanker behind David Wilson.