Rocky Elsom has been stripped of the Wallaby captaincy and Matt Giteau has been dropped for the Australian 2011 Rugby World Cup effort.
James Horwill has been named captain following his success in leading the Reds to Super Rugby victory earlier this year. Elsom has still made the squad. As expected, there is no place for former Australian captain Stirling Mortlock.
Berrick Barnes scrapes into the squad after fighting back from long term concussion issues. Wycliff Palu has also come back from injury to be named in the squad.
Wallabies Rugby World Cup squad:
Backs: Kurtley Beale, James O’Connor, Drew Mitchell, Digby Ioane, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Rob Horne, Pat McCabe, Anthony Faingaa, Berrick Barnes, Quade Cooper, Nick Phipps, Luke Burgess, Will Genia.
Forwards: Ben McCalman, Radike Samo, Wycliff Palu, David Pocock, Rocky Elsom, Scott Higginbotham, James Horwill (captain), Rob Simmons, Nathan Sharpe, Dan Vickerman, Ben Alexander, Sekope Kepu, James Slipper, Salesi Ma’afu, Stephen Moore, Saia Faingaa, Tatafu Polota-Nau.