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Genia's replacement brought in for Wallabies must-win Test with Ireland

Australia have called up Jake Gordon as a replacement for fellow scrum-half Will Genia, who will be out of action for six weeks with a fractured arm.

Genia underwent surgery on Sunday after suffering the injury during the second Test against Ireland in Melbourne on Saturday, a match the tourists won 26-21 to level the three-match series.

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His absence is not only a blow for the Wallabies ahead of a decider in Sydney but also the Melbourne Rebels, with the 30-year-old now likely to sit out the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

Gordon has flown back from Japan – where he had played in an exhibition match for the Waratahs – to join up with the squad.

The 24-year old is yet to earn his first Test cap, after his initial squad call-up a year ago during the 2017 June Series.

Head coach Michael Cheika is expected to promote Nick Phipps to the number nine shirt in Genia’s absence.

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Genia's replacement brought in for Wallabies must-win Test with Ireland