Australia picked rookie prop Paddy Ryan in a 30-man rugby squad to tour Europe next month, when flanker David Pocock will make his return from a knee injury. Fellow back-rower Scott Higginbotham was omitted.
Australia recalled fly-half Quade Cooper and dropped full-back Kurtley Beale for this weekend’s Rugby Championship game against New Zealand, which made one change to the team that won the tournament opener.
New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu will become the third All Black to play 100 Tests in this weekend’s Bledisloe Cup rugby finale against Australia, which had to make its second injury-enforced change for the match.
Australia retained Berrick Barnes at fly-half and omitted Quade Cooper for this week’s Rugby Championship opener against world champion New Zealand. Juan Martin Hernandez will make his first start in more than three years for Argentina’s tournament debut in South Africa.
Australia made four starting changes for this weekend’s final Bledisloe Cup rugby Test against New Zealand in Brisbane, where the Wallabies will try to prevent the All Blacks from tying their record winning run.
Australia rugby selectors picked winger Dom Shipperley to make his Test debut against South Africa this weekend as the Wallabies seek to rebound from back- to-back losses against top-ranked New Zealand.