Rugby World Cup: Australia

World ranking: Sixth

Qualification: 2015 runners-up

Best result: Champions 1991, 99

TAB odds: $15

Chances: Runners-up four years ago, the Aussies have struggled under Michael Cheika ever since and suffered another crippling blow with the departure of Israel Folau from the playing ranks.

The Wallabies are another talented team that just needs to harness those abilities to build confidence as the tournament progresses.

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 21
Australia v Fiji, Sapporo, 4:45pm (live updates)

September 29
Australia v Wales, Tokyo, 8:45pm (live updates)

October 5
Australia v Uruguay, Oita Prefecture, 6:15pm

October 11
Australia v Georgia, Shizukoa Prefecture, 11:15pm