Captain Stephen Moore says fringe contenders must seize the day at a winner-takes-all training camp on the Sunshine Coast ahead of the first Test in Brisbane.
The vivacious number eight intends to make the most of his delayed second coming after being lured back from the UK ahead of the looming Test series with England.
We take a look at the players likely to make up Michael Cheika's first-choice XV ahead of the Wallabies camp on the Sunshine Coast this week.
ACT Brumbies superstar David Pocock will reunite with former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans in Japan when he takes a sabbatical from Australian rugby at the end of the year.
Thirty-nine players had us scratching our heads, but then came the explanation of why such a big squad.
The Wallaby prop says the rivalry between the nations remains one of rugby's highlights and has promised a very warm welcome in the first Test at Suncorp Stadium.
We speak to the Australian women's rugby sevens speedster ahead of this weekend's final of the World Series at Clermont-Ferrand in France. Australia sit at the top of the standings.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he won't be handing out Test caps for free despite naming a 39-man preliminary squad with 10 uncapped players ahead of the England series next month.
Karmichael Hunt has been given his first taste of Wallaby gold when he was announced as part of the expanded Wallaby squad on Thursday afternoon ahead of the team's camp on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
It was a pipedream when they were Sydney housemates, but now Wallabies superstar Israel Folau is relishing the possibility of going head to head with fellow former NRL star Ben Te'o.
The wounds have been healing, but there is much more work ahead for re-signed Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
Wasps have given reassurance that Kurtley Beale's Super Rugby season-ending knee injury won't affect their plans for the Wallabies livewire.
Kurtley Beale will become the highest-paid player in England, but it is another figure that may have a bigger impact on his new deal.
If Michael Cheika has a weakness as a coach, it is his reluctance to trust young talent.
A state-of-the-art Australian Rugby Development Centre at Moore Park that will become the new home of the Wallabies has been given the tick of approval, with construction to commence at the end of the month.
Jones expects a feisty reception from his compatriots, and will order England to target Wallabies stars Israel Folau, David Pocock and Michael Hooper, and legally "take them out of the game."
Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps says he is planning to swap more ideas and insights with Sydney Roosters duo Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend after a recent meeting of the minds at Allianz Stadium.
The governing body has moved to clear up confusion surrounding Quade Cooper's Olympic eligibility, saying his citizenship would have been fast-tracked should he have been selected for Rio.
Mack Mason booted a penalty goal after the full-time siren to lift Australia's under-20 rugby union side to a 25-24 win over New Zealand.
The Reds fullback says he owes the Wallaby coach a vote of thanks for his help during a turbulent 2015 and would love to repay the faith on the football field.