Australia rugby selectors picked three uncapped players and recalled prop Pek Cowan in a 26-man squad for the two-match tour of the U.K.
All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter, the leading points scorer in Tests, was ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand because of a groin injury.
James Horwill will lead Australia’s bid for an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup title, replacing Rocky Elsom in a surprise move.
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:
The Queensland Reds were rewarded for winning the Super Rugby title with 15 players called up to the national squad as Australia seeks to take their momentum all the way to this year’s World Cup.
Australia rugby union selectors named the following team for the Wallabies’ season-opening Test against Samoa on July 17 in Sydney:
Australia will take on New Zealand in this week’s Tri-Nations rugby Test without its two most experienced players after Nathan Sharpe and Matt Giteau were left off the 24-man match squad.
Australia rugby union selectors named the following 40-man Wallabies squad for the July 17 Test against Samoa in Sydney and the July 23-Aug. 27 Tri-Nations tournament. The squad will be trimmed to 30 for the World Cup.
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 selectors named four newcomers and recalled Mark Gerrard and Dan Vickerman for the season-opening Test against Samoa on July 17.