The Wallabies will announce their highly-anticipated World Cup squad at 9am (AEST) tomorrow morning.
After a curious Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaign that saw a rare thumping win over the All Blacks, as well as a thumping loss in the return fixture, it’s hard to get a read on which way Michael Cheika is leaning in several positional battles.
There are plenty of obvious choices, but which way should he go on the less established selections?
We were joined by Roar rugby expert Brett McKay on the Game of Codes podcast to name the players we want to see given a go in Japan next month.
Listen to the discussion:
One big name in the World Cup squad selection discussion is Will Skelton. The 27-year-old recently extended his contract with UK club Saracens, but his improved play in the Northern Hemisphere has seen several prominent figures call for the Matt Giteau law to be tweaked – or scrapped – so he can play.
The fitness of injured flanker David Pocock will be particularly interesting too.
I wrote a similar article to this four years ago. It was entitled something like “Let’s sneak up and bite them on the bum”. It’s not a huge leap of faith to think that your team (whoever it is) can’t win the World Cup, because that is just what the Wallabies nearly did in England. […]
With the Rugby World Cup just days away and Australia hunting redemption for their tantalising 2015 final loss to the dominant All Blacks, former Wallaby legends Drew Mitchell and George Smith opened up about the tournament.
The five players in my block of our greatest World Cup players are legends in South Africa and Australia. Two Queenslanders, a foundation Brumby, a set-piece legend from Pretoria, and a Durban beach boy.