Full name Luke Joseph McLean
Born June 29, 1987, Townsville
Current age 28 years 30 days
Major teams Benetton Treviso, Calvisano, Sale Sharks, Italy
Position Utility back
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 207 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2011-2011||4||2||2||5||1||0||0||0||2||2||0||50.00|
|Test debut||South Africa v Italy at Cape Town, Jun 21, 2008 match details|
|Last Test||Italy v Wales at Rome, Mar 21, 2015 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Luke McLean is a versatile Italian international of Australian origin who can operate throughout the backline.
He grew up in Queensland, Australia, and went on to play for Perth Spirit before joining Italian side Calvisano in 2007 having turned down an offer to join Western Force.
McLean represented Australia at under-19 level but also qualified for Italy due to his Italian grandmother. He made his debut for Italy against South Africa in June 2008 and scored his first international points against England in the 2009 Six Nations.
Having failed to establish himself as a first-choice fly-half, McLean was increasingly utilised at fullback - the position he held for the national team during the 2011 Six Nations. McLean - who lines up for Treviso - will go to the 2011 World Cup with the national side.