The coach for Australian Rugby team, Michael Cheika declared his team of 31 members which is full of experience and confidence. The speciality of every team member is as follows :
Michael Hooper has been given the captaincy of the team and this will be the second time that Hooper will be appearing in the Rugby Word Cup. Hooper has the record of playing 95 test matches to his credit.
Samu Kerevi has been selected as the deputy captain of the team.
Adam Ashley Cooper is included who will become the player playing the fourth rugby world cup in his career and will equal George Gregan. Cooper has so far played seventeen matches in RWC and has many feathers on his cap.
Jordan Petaia is another player included in the squad after being fully fit. Cheika said in one of his speeches after the squad was declared :
“Firstly, I would like to thank all of the players who have contributed to the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns this season,” said Cheika.
“We’ve become a really tight group and it was a very difficult process in picking only 31 players, but I know each player selected will travel to Japan with the full support of those team mates who won’t board the flight.
“We have worked really hard at building each week and each game so far this season, and play a brand of Rugby that Australia would be proud of and get every player contributing towards the outcome.
RWC 2019 – Wallabies Squad :
Forwards: Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Michael Hooper (captain), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Isi Naisarani, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Jordan Uelese.
Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, James O’Connor, Jordan Petaia, Matt Toomua, Nic White.
Australian team will be playing against Wales first and then face Uruguay and Georgia.