Super Rugby side the Reds have stood down three players amid a pay dispute.
World Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit took the opportunity to request that his contract is cancelled.
Arthur Summons, an important figure in Australian rugby league history, has died.
Rugby Australia has felt the brunt of the coronavirus crisis, but World Rugby has come to the rescue with a major cash injection.
European Professional Club Rugby will make "every effort" to finish this season while also planning for the future.