The NZRU look to have given the green light for the Chiefs to head to France in February to play Toulon.
Title favourites Clermont are facing a dangerous trip to Perpignan in the Top 14 on Friday, with Toulon, who are level with them atop the table, travelling to Paris to take on Stade Francais on Saturday.
France scrumhalf Morgan Parra will miss at least part of the upcoming Six Nations with a knee injury, although he will not require surgery.
The Wallabies will take on France in a three Test series in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney next year in their first tour to Australia since 2009.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre said that the gap between his side and the top two in the world is obvious.
France lacked flair but showed plenty of fight in their 10-19 loss to the Springboks at Stade de France on Saturday.
The Springboks, frustrated and fatigued, achieved their year-end objective in their 19-10 victory over France in Paris on Saturday.
South Africa recorded their first ever win at Stade de France, and their first in Paris since 1997, when they beat France 19-10 on Saturday.
European champions Toulon were jeered off the pitch despite extending their French Top 14 lead with a 15-9 win at home to Perpignan on Friday.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has called for his team to 'leave everything out there' in their final Test of the year in Paris.
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