New Zealand included Cory Jane in its 29-man squad for next week’s final Bledisloe Cup rugby Test against Australia after the winger recovered from a knee injury.
Top-ranked New Zealand recalled scrum-half Piri Weepu for its final two Rugby Championship matches and will take captain Richie McCaw to Argentina and South Africa as he recovers from a knee injury.
New Zealand made 11 changes for this weekend’s Tri-Nations rugby decider against Australia, including picking Piri Weepu at scrum-half and Sam Whitelock at lock.
New Zealand made four changes to face South Africa in their Rugby Championship match in Dunedin this weekend, including dropping scrum-half Aaron Smith for a disciplinary breach.
New Zealand made one change to its starting lineup for the Aug. 7 Tri-Nations rugby Test against Australia in Christchurch, recalling Piri Weepu at scrum-half for the injured Jimmy Cowan.
Australia will give Kurtley Beale “until the final moment” to overcome a hamstring injury and take his place in an unchanged team in the Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in two days.
Rugby World Cup favorite New Zealand made nine changes to play Tonga in the tournament’s opening match in two days, retaining only two of the seven backs who started last month’s loss to Australia.
New Zealand selectors named the following team to play Australia in the Oct. 16 Rugby World Cup semifinal at Eden Park, Auckland:
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
New Zealand and Australia advanced to a Rugby World Cup semifinal meeting, setting up a repeat of the final-four lineup at the first tournament 24 years ago.