British and Irish Lion Tadhg Furlong will continue to ply his trade in his homeland for at least another season.
The Wallabies will welcome fifth-ranked nation France to Australia, with games staged in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Wales back George North said "heartbroken is an understatement" after knee ligament damage ruled him out of the Lions tour.
Sam Cane has vowed to come back stronger after the New Zealand captain went under the knife.
The Rebels have lost the versatile Reece Hodge for the remainder of the season after he was injured in a loss to the Western Force.
A dramatic Six Nations championship reached a fitting conclusion on Friday, with Wales celebrating in a record-breaking year.
Wales were able to celebrate winning the Six Nations after Scotland claimed a historic and dramatic victory over France in Paris.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend says his side must continue to grow after they claimed a first Six Nations win in Paris.
Scotland claimed their first victory in Paris since 1999 as France missed out on the Six Nations title, with Wales crowned champions.
Fly-half Romain Ntamack has been named in France's XV as they look to land the Six Nations title against Scotland in Paris.