We take a look at how the Wallabies 31-man Rugby World Cup squad may look when the tournament begins in September…
There’s no doubting that Moore starts, whilst the back up is down to the next best options for the Wallabies at the moment.
2. James Hanson
There is a good mix of youth and experience in the five props selected given that Cheika is somewhat limited in his options.
The experience of Horwill, Mumm and Simmons is complimented by the youthful power provided by Skelton.
The versatility of the loose forwards selected means Cheika can vary his game plan based on this opposition and select replacements accordingly.
The three best scrum halves in Australia by some way, there is a good mix of styles here to give options to the coaching team.
Cooper and Foley both bring very different skill sets to the team making them ideal for complimenting each other in a small squad.
The centre options are fairly interchangeable with one another, whilst several also provide cover at fly half which is always a bonus.
Folau and AAC look to be the guaranteed starters here, whilst it’s likely Horne will claim the second wing spot if he continues his good form.