The Wallabies refused to discuss Kurtley Beale's assault charge but were happy to welcome the star No 15 back into the fold for Saturday's final Test against Wales at Allianz Stadium.
Beale is making his return from a shoulder injury but it's also his first match since being involved in a late-night incident in Brisbane two weeks ago, where he faces one charge of common assault for an alleged altercation with a bouncer.
Due to the ongoing nature of the case, Beale and coach Robbie Deans declined questions on the matter at the team announcement on Tuesday, where the Melbourne Rebels playmaker was named at fullback in place of Adam Ashley-Cooper, who has switched to the wing.
Asked whether he was happy with Beale's fitness and state of mind, coach Deans answered: "Yes."
And when questioned whether it would be good to have people talking about his rugby again, Beale too responded affirmatively and also said he was "grateful" to be back in the team.
That was as close as it got to addressing the off-field backdrop to his selection, but Deans said teammates were delighted to have Beale back.
"It's great. The players enjoy playing with Kurtley ... he's been a bit frustrated having to watch but he's worked hard and he's got a clearance so it's good for all parties," said Deans.
"At the end of (last) week we got a high volume of contact in and he's confident he'll be fit."
Beale's shoulder was put through a rigorous contact session on Sunday with former Wallaby hardman Nathan Grey, who is an assistant coach at the Rebels.
The 23-year-old said he's confident his shoulder will hold up.
"It's obviously been a while now ... I'm just raring to go," said Beale, playing his first Test since last year's bronze World Cup playoff against Wales.
"I think the medical staff have done a really good job ... they've respected me and looked towards the future in protecting me and thought having that extra week would have me in better stead going into the game.
"I'm just very happy to be a part of it and I'm very grateful for another opportunity this weekend."
The 23-year-old was slotted straight in at fullback, with Berrick Barnes' strong form in recent weeks keeping him at No.10.
Deans confirmed veteran lock Nathan Sharpe will postpone his retirement until after the Rugby Championship, but is keen to fast-track Sitaleki Timani's development in the meantime and elevated him to the starting side over Rob Simmons.
Despite being cleared by the judiciary for last week's dangerous tackle, winger Cooper Vuna was dumped to accommodate Ashley-Cooper's switch.
But the other casualty from Beale's return was more of a surprise, with last-start match-winner Mike Harris dropped off the bench despite his goal-kicking heroics after the siren.
Deans went with a five-two split on the bench and felt Beale provided adequate cover at five-eighth and in the goal-kicking department.
"It was a great piece of character when he stepped up at the end to win that game so it's obviously no reflection of what he did in that game," Deans said of Harris' omission.
Wallabies: Kurtley Beale, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Rob Horne, Pat McCabe, Digby Ioane, Berrick Barnes, Will Genia, Wycliff Palu, David Pocock (capt), Scott Higginbotham, Nathan Sharpe, Sitaleki Timani, Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota Nau, Benn Robinson. Res: Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Rob Simmons, Dave Dennis, Michael Hooper, Nic White, Anthony Faingaa.