James O'Connor has kept out of trouble in two seasons with the Sharks and also kept his Instagram feed busy with pictures of himself meditating.
Flyhalf Lealiifano's recall follows a strong season with the Brumbies and caps a comeback from his battle with leukaemia after his 2016 diagnosis.
Rugby Australia lashes out at Israel Folau for disrupting the sport after an explosive letter accusing the governing body of leaking details of his code of conduct hearing was made public.
Rugby Australia had given Israel Folau 72 hours to appeal, but the player effectively waived his right to another hearing.
It is another unwanted distraction for the sport, coming just a day after their star fullback Israel Folau was sacked for homophobic comments.
Owens, who came out as homosexual in 2007, backs Rugby Australia’s decision.
Folau has 72 hours to appeal, with reports saying he plans to take the case to the Supreme Court.
A decision on Israel Folau's punishment has yet to be made.
Israel Folau created controversy for the second time in a year by using social media to express personal religious views.
Israel Folau was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an investigation by RA's integrity unit and had 48 hours to respond.
After being handed the breach notice, Folau has 48 hours to either accept the sanction or have the matter referred to a hearing.
Israel Folau is Super Rugby's all-time top try-scorer.
Australia take on Fiji in Sapporo on Sep 21 in their Pool D opener, before facing Six Nations Grand Slam winners Wales, Uruguay and Georgia.
Shehadie, who played 30 Tests between 1947 and 1958, a record at the time with three of those as captain, passed away in hospital late Sunday.