LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Sekope Kepu of Australia (R) scores his sides third try as Mike Brown of England (L) attempts to catch him during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wallabies get favourable World Cup draw

The Wallabies have received quite possibly the best group for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Australia has been drawn to play Wales, Georgia, an Oceania team and a team from the Americas in their group.

The Wallabies, currently ranked No.3 in the world, cannot face the All Blacks until the semi-final.

The news is not as good for England, for have been drawn to play France and Argentina, while the All Blacks have South Africa in their group.

But Aussie coach Michael Cheika said the team still needs to be switched on and ready for some very tough opponents.

“Georgia, Australians probably won’t know a lot about them but they’re a team being run by a few Kiwi lads over there (including coach Milton Haig) and they’re on the up and up,” Cheika said.

“They have strong forward play and they have some gas out wide and between now and 2019 I suppose we will learn a bit more about them.

“They won’t be easy games. When you’re standing out there singing the anthems, it’s 0-0, all bets are off.

“The minute you stop thinking like that, it’s the minute you’re dead in the water.”

There are still eight qualification spots up for grabs, with teams from Europe, Oceania and the Americas all still to finalise qualification.

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