Nerves setting in amongst Wallabies

Date published: August 20 2015

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Wallabies full-back Israel Folau believes there are several anxious players waiting to know if they will make Australia's Rugby World Cup squad.

Head coach Michael Cheika names his 31-man squad for the global showpiece on Friday and several players will be wondering if they made the cut after Cheika shuffled his starting line-ups during the recent Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Tests.

Folau, captain and hooker Stephen Moore, wing Adam Ashley-Cooper, outside centre Tevita Kuridrani and blindside flanker Scott Fardy were the only players who started all four of the Wallabies' Tests.

And Folau admits that the nerves are setting in amongst some of his team-mates.

"I'm sure some of the guys would be a bit nervous, waiting around today or before they know whether they're in the squad or not," he told AAP.

"But you've just got to back what the coach has planned and ready for the squad and I'm sure whoever gets picked will do a good job.

"It's just unfortunate you can only take 31 players over there. Some guys will have to miss out."

Folau said the Wallabies were in the dark about Cheika first-choice team for the World Cup.

"Cheik made some changes last week that some guys didn't even know about," he added.

"We don't know what Michael's thinking. I'm sure whoever he picks, they'll do a great job.

"So we're probably more like the fans; we don't know who's going to get picked.

"So it will great to see the squad announced tomorrow."

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