The captain who lifts the World Cup in two days may get a head start for life post-rugby as professionalism leaves players with less time to prepare for a career after sport.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Australia full-back Kurtley Beale will miss tomorrow’s Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, tournament organizers said.
Australia coach Robbie Deans named the following team to play New Zealand in the Oct. 16 Rugby World Cup semifinal at Eden Park, Auckland:
Dan Vickerman , who played 55 rugby Tests for the Wallabies before halting his international career to study, will return to Australia before next year’s World Cup.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
James Horwill will lead Australia’s bid for an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup title, replacing Rocky Elsom in a surprise move.
Australia named an unchanged team for its Sept. 11 Rugby World Cup opener against Italy in Auckland, naming James O’Connor on the bench following the winger’s return from suspension.
Australia rugby union selectors named the following team for the Wallabies’ season-opening Test against Samoa on July 17 in Sydney: