Australia and Melbourne Rebels winger Marika Koroibete will relocate to Japan to play with Top League club Wild Knights next season, the club said on Friday.
The three-match Bledisloe Cup has been thrown into uncertainty with the shutdown of the trans-Tasman travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia.
It took three attempts, but the Wallabies have their first piece of silverware under coach Dave Rennie. But what did the 2-1 series win over France offer up in terms of team selection and squad depth ahead of the Bledisloe Cup?
As the Wallabies prepare to fight Marika Koroibete's high tackle charge, Noah Lolesio has opened up on the game plan that allowed Australia to run down France and the "dead duck" penalty that secured the 2-1 series win.
Dave Rennie has unloaded on France for milking penalties after Australia played one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1.
Whether Marika Koroibete deserved a red card for his high tackle will divide opinions across the rugby world. What is clear, however, is that the Wallabies must use their response and subsequent triumph to go on to bigger and better things.
The Wallabies have clinched a famous win over France, playing one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1.
Just days until the Australian women sevens team begin their gold medal defence, Charlotte Caslick has no doubt her team is ready for the tough road ahead despite their lackluster results of late and the shock non-selection of star winger Ellia Green.
The Wallabies will look to retain their up-tempo attacking game plan in the third Test against France, but at the same time temper it by finding greater balance in an approach that includes "smart kicking".
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has made seven changes for the decisive third Test against France, the biggest of which sees Tate McDermott promoted to the starting side in place of Jake Gordon.
Former Wallabies star Quade Cooper won't be able to sidestep any citizen application requirements with Australia's Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews steadfast on the rejection.
Test match rugby returns to Canberra for the first time in four years, with Rugby Australia announcing the domestic schedule for the Rugby Championship on Wednesday morning.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has forecast changes to his line-up for the deciding Test in Brisbane on Saturday after France equalised with a gripping second Test victory in Melbourne.
The Wallabies just aren't making it easy on themselves. Having escaped with the win in Brisbane, they appeared to have learned little and were rightfully beaten by France on Tuesday. Australia's issues are obvious, so why do they continue to be a problem?
Quade Cooper played 70 Tests for the Wallabies, but that apparently isn't enough to earn you Australian citizenship.
France have taken their turn to taste victory with a late penalty securing a 28-26 win over the Wallabies in the second Test in Melbourne.
Dave Rennie has made just one change to the Wallabies' team for the second Test against France, with Taniela Tupou to start in the place of Allan Alaalatoa.
The Wallabies earned their second win under Dave Rennie, thanks largely to a horror French mistake in the match's dying seconds. But there was plenty to take out of the 80 minutes prior, that will have both pleased and disappointed the Aussie coach.
Australia made a habit of drawing games they should have won in Dave Rennie's first season in charge. It is a significant moment then that they were somehow able to get over the line in Brisbane, but the performance was anything but clinical or accurate.
The Wallabies have stolen the most remarkable Test victory over France 23-21, Noah Lolesio kicking a penalty after the visitors had failed to kick the ball into touch to seal the win.
Israel Folau will return to rugby in 2022 after signing with Japanese Top League club NTT Communications Shining Arcs.
The Wallabies have named a rookie halves combination for the first Test against France with Brumbies fly-half Noah Lolesio set for just his second run-on start, this time alongside Waratahs No. 9 Jake Gordon.
France have included seven uncapped players in their 23-man squad to play Australia in Brisbane on July 7.
France hooker Gaetan Barlot and fullback Melvyn Jaminet will make their debuts when they take on Australia in the first test in Brisbane after coach Fabien Galthie named seven uncapped players in the 23-man squad on Saturday.
Just days out from the Wallabies' opening Test against France, Rugby Australia still doesn't know if spectators will be allowed to attend the relocated match in Brisbane.
- AUS2ndTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st911
- AUS2ndPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st951