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Luke McLean
Italy
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Full name Luke Joseph McLean
Born June 29, 1987, Townsville
Current age 26 years 291 days
Major teams Benetton Treviso, Calvisano, Italy
Position Fullback
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 209 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2008-2014 57 48 9 74 7 0 13 0 12 45 0 21.05
Five/Six Nations 2009-2014 28 26 2 33 3 0 6 0 3 25 0 10.71
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 4 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Italy at Cape Town, Jun 21, 2008 match details
Last Test Italy v England at Rome, Mar 15, 2014 match details
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Profile

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.

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Feb 22, 2014
Italy's Luke McLean attempts to make ground against Scotland
Italy's Luke McLean attempts to make ground against Scotland
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Jun 15, 2013
Italy's Luke McLean is too late to stop Samoa's James So'oialo from scoring
Italy's Luke McLean is too late to stop Samoa's James So'oialo from scoring
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Mar 16, 2013
Ireland's Rob Kearney and Keith Earls compete with Italy's Luke McLean
Ireland's Rob Kearney and Keith Earls compete with Italy's Luke McLean
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Mar 10, 2013
Italy celebrate Luke McLean's score
Italy celebrate Luke McLean's score
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