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.
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.
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 beat Wales 20-19 and world champion New Zealand shut out Ireland in a record 60-0 rout to complete 3-0 wins in their rugby Test series. England avoided a sweep with a 14-14 tie in South Africa.