Forwards: Stephen Moore (c), Tatafu Polota-Nau, Greg Holmes, Sekope Kepu, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Toby Smith, Kane Douglas, Dean Mumm, Rob Simmons, Will Skelton, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, Ben McCalman, Sean McMahon, Wycliff Palu, David Pocock.
Backs: Will Genia, Nick Phipps, Quade Cooper, Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale, Matt Giteau, Matt Toomua, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Israel Folau, Rob Horne, Drew Mitchell, Henry Speight, Joe Tomane, Tevita Kuridrani.
Form: Won a truncated Rugby Championship after toppling South Africa and New Zealand at home, but then slipped to a heavy defeat in Auckland to ensure the Bledisloe Cup eludes them once more. Shaping up well under new coach Michael Cheika and possess arguably the most gifted backline in the whole tournament. Definitely one of the favourites to go all the way.
Captain: Stephen Moore took over the job from Michael Hooper for the Rugby Championship and earned plaudits for his leadership. A fearless ball-carrying hooker who idolised Keith Wood as a youngster.
Star player: Michael Hooper is possibly the best openside in the world, although Richie McCaw might still have a word to say about that. Not the biggest flanker, but explosive as a carrier and great over the ball.
World Cup history: As winners in 1991 and 1999 and runners-up in 2003, Australia boast a proud World Cup record. Have a habit of finding a way around their weaknesses and are always a force when challenging for the Webb Ellis Cup.
Australia's Pool A fixtures:
Wed 23 Sept AUSTRALIA v FIJI (Millennium Stadium, 4.45pm)
Sun 27 Sept AUSTRALIA v URUGUAY (Villa Park, 12pm)