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.

1.Stephen Moore

2. James Hanson

3.Totafu Polota-Nau


There is a good mix of youth and experience in the five props selected given that Cheika is somewhat limited in his options.

4.James Slipper

5.Scott Sio

6.Sekope Kepu

7.Greg Holmes

8.Tetera Faulkner


The experience of Horwill, Mumm and Simmons is complimented by the youthful power provided by Skelton.

9.James Horwill

10.Rob Simmons

11.Will Skelton

12.Dean Mumm


Back Row

The versatility of the loose forwards selected means Cheika can vary his game plan based on this opposition and select replacements accordingly.

13.Michael Hooper

14.David Pocock

15.Scott Fardy

16.Scott Higginbotham

17.Sean McMahon

Scrum Half

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.

18.Nic White

19.Nick Phipps

20.Will Genia

Fly Half

Cooper and Foley both bring very different skill sets to the team making them ideal for complimenting each other in a small squad.

21.Quade Cooper

22.Bernard Foley



The centre options are fairly interchangeable with one another, whilst several also provide cover at fly half which is always a bonus.

23.Matt Toomua

24.Tevita Kuridrani

25.Matt Giteau

26.Christian Lealiifano

Back Three

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.

27.Adam Ashley-Cooper

28.Henry Speight

29.Israel Folau

30.Rob Horne

31.Joe Tomane