Rugby Australia (RA) chief executive Raelene Castle defended the decision to settle with Israel Folau.
John Barclay, a veteran of 76 caps, will continue his rugby career but has opted to step away from Scotland duty.
Former Australia international Israel Folau says he has been "vindicated" after reaching a settlement with Rugby Australia.
Johannesburg will host the first of three Tests between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
Negotiations over Israel Folau's claim to recoup 14 million Australian dollars from Rugby Australia have reached a conclusion.
Parramatta Eels handed Dylan Brown a three-year contract extension, extinguishing rumours he could leave for an NRL rival.
Suliasi Vunivalu will leave the Melbourne Storm to join Super Rugby side the Reds in 2021.
A round of talks between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have ended without agreement, but the player is optimistic.
The Hurricanes will be without Ardie Savea for most of the 2020 Super Rugby season.
Steve Hansen has accepted a mentoring, consulting and advising role at Toyota Verblitz.