Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Australia have added five new names to their squad for next month's Tri-Nations match against South Africa, including the veteran prop Andrew Blades. Blades and fellow prop Richard Harry, lock Tony Bowman, utility back Rod Kafer and winger Scott Staniforth were all named to back up the Wallabies after last weekend's bruising 35-14 defeat to New Zealand's All Blacks.

AUSTRALIA SQUAD (Tri-Nations match v South Africa, 14 August, Newlands, Cape Town): A Blades, T Bowman, M Burke, M Cockbain, M Connors, D Crowley, D Giffin, G Gregan, N Grey, R Harry, D Herbert, T Horan, R Kafer, P Kearns, T Kefu, C Latham, J Little, P Noriega, J Roff, S Staniforth, T Strauss, B Tune, J Welborn, C Whitaker, D Wilson.