Representative Honours: Australian A, Australian Schoolboys, Australian Wallabies.
PEK COWAN knows what Test Rugby is all about with his Qantas Wallabies debut in 2009 a triumphant 22-6 victory over Italy in Melbourne.
Cowan went on to play against heavyweights South Africa and New Zealand in the same year, along with Fiji, before coming up against South Africa for a second time in 2010.
His maiden Test match remains his only starting opportunity for the Qantas Wallabies, but the front-row enforcer does boast an 80% success rate from five games, his only loss coming against New Zealand.
Four years on from his debut Cowan is back in contention for an international resurgence after helping the Western Force to their best season ever in 2014, after playing in every single match for Western Force in 2012 and 2013.
The New Zealand born prop made his debut in the clubs inaugural season and stands as the fourth most experienced player for the Western Force with over 85 caps to his name.
He has the potential to play in all three front row positions and has a knack for stealing ball at the break-down, making him a strong candidate for the Wallabies engine room in 2014.
In 2009 Cowan had his breakthrough season, playing in 13 matches and earning a call up for the Wallabies’ Tri Nations squad.
The prop is a rock in the Western Force front row and returned to the starting side after a broken leg in 2006 and a broken cheekbone in 2011.
Cowan was always destined for international duties, having represented Australian Schoolboys for two straight years and the Australian U20s side at IRB Junior World Championships in South Africa.