Chiliboy Ralepelle's playing days could be over after he was handed a lengthy ban following a positive test for anabolic agent Zeranol.
Scott Barrett will play no further part in Crusaders' Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign.
Dave Rennie could install a new captain when he formally takes charge of Australia next month.
There was more good news for the Blues on Monday, when All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu signed a new contract.
Eddie Jones was linked with a stunning cross-code switch to Cronulla this week, much to the surprise of Sharks coach John Morris.
Though his contract does not begin until July, new Australia coach Dave Rennie will take a pay cut to help RA's financial situation.
Bill Sweeney says it is "key" for fans to be allowed into Twickenham to watch England later this year for financial reasons.
Having been hit hard financially by the coronavirus crisis, Rugby Australia has confirmed a third of their staff will be made redundant.
Aled Davies has turned his back on his international career to sign for European and Premiership champions Saracens.
Glasgow Warriors felt it worked best for Danny Wilson to start work early, and for Dave Rennie to depart for his new job as Australia coach.