Wallabies coach Robbie Deans named James O’Connor as his preferred playmaker in a 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, while leaving the selection door open for the omitted Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale.
Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal last week touting their latest edition of "Rich States, Poor States," the report they produce annually for the American Legislative Exchange Council.
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.