James Horwill will lead Australia’s bid for an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup title, replacing Rocky Elsom in a surprise move.
Australia made seven changes to its starting lineup for this week’s Tri-Nations rugby opener against South Africa as it tries to rebound from an upset loss to Samoa.
Australia rugby union selectors named the following team for the Wallabies’ season-opening Test against Samoa on July 17 in Sydney:
Australia rugby coach Robbie Deans named the following team to play New Zealand in the July 31 Tri- Nations and Bledisloe Cup Test in Melbourne:
New Zealand picked Joe Rokocoko for a national record 64th appearance on the wing for the July 31 Tri-Nations rugby Test against Australia, which also made two changes for the match in Melbourne.
Danny Cipriani kicked a last-minute penalty as the Melbourne Rebels beat the ACT Brumbies 25-24 for their first Super Rugby victory.
Australia rugby coach Robbie Deans said his squad must move on from last week’s drought-breaking win in South Africa after making one change for this weekend’s final Tri-Nations match against New Zealand.
"We had every hope of winning, every chance, and we did not so everyone's pretty disappointed."
- Matt Giteau on Sep 11, 2010