Australia are to play Samoa in Sydney in early September before heading off to Japan for the World Cup,
The southern hemisphere rugby powers have issued a warm welcome to World Rugby's revised proposal for a new annual global test championship.
David Pocock has been ruled out of the Brumbies' game with the Chiefs on Saturday after suffering yet another concussion.
The world's leading players have called for a seat on World Rugby's executive committee, hitting out at the sport's governing body for ignoring their views.
India's cricketers wore army camouflage-style caps in the third ODI against Australia to show solidarity with Indian paramilitary police.
Dane Haylett-Petty has resisted the pull of a contract in Japan and committed to Australian rugby until 2021.
Dual-code international Michael O'Connor has been appointed to Australia's new three-man World Cup selection panel.
The Brumbies say David Pocock must be carefully managed after he suffered another head injury in their season opener.
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