Quade Cooper was left out of a 25-man Wallaby squad for the British and Irish Lions series, but code-hopper Israel Folau was chosen.
The Australian Rugby Union, still reeling from the Kurtley Beale saga, have been thrown into turmoil once again.
For the second time this year Wallabies playmaker, Kurtley Beale has quit rugby, only this time he has checked himself into a facility to deal with his demons.
ARU Chief Executive Bill Pulver has warned the Wallabies they will have to accept pay cuts in the face of the sport's worsening financial situation.
Troubled Wallaby star Kurtley Beale is again facing off-field disciplinary issues, after he went out boozing again.
The re-signing of James Horwill by the ARU and the Reds is part of the process to retain key players for the 2015 World Cup.
The Rebels may have fallen short against the Chiefs on Friday, but there is one major redeeming factor - Kurtley Beale.
The Wallabies and the Melbourne Rebels have received a timely boost with news that Scott Higginbotham has recommitted to both.
Jake White said that selecting former Rugby League international Israel Folau to play against the B&I Lions would cheapen the Wallabies jersey.
The Australian Rugby Union confirmed that Wallaby wing Digby Ioane will depart Australia at the end of the season to continue his career overseas.
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