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.
Pool draw (NZT)
Australia v Fiji, Sapporo, 4:45pm (live updates)
Australia v Wales, Tokyo, 8:45pm (live updates)
Australia v Uruguay, Oita Prefecture, 6:15pm
Australia v Georgia, Shizukoa Prefecture, 11:15pm