Former Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper said his application for Australian citizenship had been rejected despite playing 70 times for the national team.
The Crusaders beat the Chiefs to retain the Aotearoa title, while James O'Connor scored a try in the final play as the Reds beat the Brumbies to win Super Rugby AU.
Australia will face France in three Tests in July across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as they kick off their 2021 season, Rugby Australia has announced.
The British and Irish Lions have declined Australia's offer to host this summer's series against South Africa.
Rugby Australia has offered the British and Irish Lions financial guarantees to cover potential losses should they agree to move this summer's tour Down Under.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup in France has been extended by one week to allow all teams at least five days preparation before pool matches.