Campese returns to Australia squad

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David Campese, the world record try scorer, has been recalled to the Australian squad to face New Zealand in the second Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday, although he will have to make do with a place on the reserves bench. He was drafted in when utility back, Daniel Herbert, was ruled out after failing to fully recover from a hamstring muscle injury he suffered during a training session on Wednesday.

South Africa's Springboks will play Italy for the first time at Test level in November. The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 12 November. They will be using the match as a warm-up for their one-off Test against England at Twickenham on 18 November.

A public appeal in South Africa has raised pounds 25,000 to help Max Brito, the Ivory Coast winger, who was left paralysed after suffering spinal injuries during a World Cup match against Tonga last month.