Former New Zealand coach John Mitchell has pledged his future to the Western Force amid reports linking him with the vacant Australia post.
The Wallabies are seeking a replacement for the recently-sacked Eddie Jones but Mitchell, who only this year was installed as the coach of the newly-formed Western Force Super 14 team, has ruled himself out of the running.
"I am totally committed to the players, support staff and organisation in Perth," said Mitchell, who has a three-year contract with Western Force.
"I pursued this challenge in Perth from day one and it's unfinished business."
Less than 24 hours after losing their unbeaten record in Canberra, the British & Irish Lions were given a huge boost on arrival in Brisbane when Wales wing George North was declared fit to play in the first Test on Saturday.
The British & Irish Lions will dust themselves down after losing their unbeaten record to the Brumbies and be back at work in a positive frame of mind from Wednesday, according to 2009 Test full back Rob Kearney.