Australia have named Anthony Fainga'a in their backline for Saturday's Tri-Nations decider against New Zealand.
Tonga coach Isitolo Maka has named brother Finau as captain in his 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.
The withdrawal of discarded Wallaby utility back Matt Giteau is one of three changes to the Australian Barbarians side that will face Canada at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
Blue Bulls lock Juandré Kruger will not be considered for selection when his side take on the Leopards in Rustenburg on the weekend.
The Australian Rugby Union said Tuesday it has found no grounds to take action against three young Wallabies reportedly involved in a drunken brawl on last year's European tour.
A second Test start for Anthony Fainga'a and a return to the starting XV for Radike Samo and Dan Vickerman highlight the Wallabies team for Saturday's Tri-Nations decider in Brisbane.
World number one New Zealand named their most experienced squad on Tuesday as they chase their first World Cup success in 24 years at home in next month's tournament.
Sitiveni Sivivatu, Wyatt Crockett, Liam Messam, Jarrad Hoeata and Hosea Gear have all been left out of New Zealand's 30-man World Cup squad.
Alastair Kellock admits captaining Scotland at the World Cup is the highlight of his career.
Toulon Sporting Director Philippe Saint-Andre is to replace Marc Lievremont as French coach after the World Cup, French Rugby Federation (FRF) sources told AFP on Monday.
England captain Lewis Moody has revealed he thought his dreams of appearing in a third World Cup were over when he was carried off against Wales a fortnight ago with a knee injury.
USA Rugby is pleased to announce the appointments to the USA Rugby Referee National Panel and National Focus Group for 2011-2012.
Warren Gatland has underlined his fierce determination to see Wales win the World Cup's so-called 'Pool of Death'.
Conor Murray is still struggling to come to terms with his shock inclusion in Ireland's World Cup squad.
Martin Johnson axed Riki Flutey from England's Rugby World Cup squad because he wanted to take more than two scrum-halves to New Zealand.