The selection of four new caps, and the return of the experienced front rowers Stephen Moore and Benn Robinson, highlights the Wallabies squad that has been unveiled today ahead of this year's Bundaberg Red Tri Nations Series.
HSBC Waratahs wing Lachie Turner will join the Australian Rugby Sevens squad in camp on Sunday as preparations get underway for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October.
The HSBC Waratahs are a step closer to completing their 2011 Super Rugby roster after securing the signature of international centre Ryan Cross.
The reinstatement of Adam Ashley-Cooper and Luke Burgess, in the places of the injured Digby Ioane and Will Genia, represent the only changes to the Wallabies starting line-up ahead of Saturday night’s one off Lansdowne Cup Test match against Ireland in Brisbane.
Australia has made only one change to the starting line-up for the Final of the IRB Junior World Championship against New Zealand on Tuesday morning.
Australian Under 20s coach David Nucifora has made one enforced change to his high-flying side which will take on England in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championships in Rosario, Argentina on Thursday (Friday AEST).
The return of inside centre Matt Giteau and halfback Will Genia to the starting line-up, and fullback Adam Ashley-Cooper to the match night squad, represent the only changes to the Wallabies side named today for Saturday night’s second Cook Cup Test in the Bundaberg Red Rugby Series.
The HSBC Waratahs have taken another step towards completing their 2011 Super Rugby with the signing of Australian Sevens star Brackin Karauria-Henry on a two-year contract.