Deans brings prop cover

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has made two additions to his squad for their Tri-Nations Test at Newlands.

Deans has included wing Peter Hynes and prop Pek Cowan, who were not involved in the 22-16 loss to the All Blacks earlier this month.

Cowan is one of four props in the squad and will provide crucial cover in the case of injuries, while Hynes will offer an extra backline option after Australia fielded a five-two forward-back split on the bench against New Zealand.

Both players last featured for the Wallabies in the 34-12 win over Italy in Melbourne last month.

Australia will depart for Cape Town on Friday, where they will prepare to face the Springboks next Saturday.

Meanwhile, Wallabies wing Lachie Turner has confessed to being a bundle of nerves before a match, but believes he has found a way to conquer his emotions.

‘About two years ago I was struggling mentally and wasn’t playing great football,’ he told ‘I had been watching tapes of Timana Tahu playing league, and how he slam-dunked the crossbar.

‘I did it at training, and decided before one game I would go out there and do it as a reminder not to take everything so seriously, and it stuck.’

Turner believes this will help his game in terms of being more decisive when presented with scoring opportunities.

‘These moments come and go so quickly, and if you’re not positive, not willing to back yourself, and don’t have a go, you’re going to miss them. So I want to make the most of everything,’ he said.