6 Sep 2011

Wallabies due to arrive today

8:46 am on 6 September 2011

The Wallabies, popular picks to make the World Cup final, fly out of Sydney this morning after being officially farewelled yesterday in Sydney, and their New Zealand coach Robbie Deans says they're ready for the challenge.

Deans say their training sessions have been in decline and he suspects that's because their minds are already in New Zealand, and that's a good sign.

Australia have the youngest squad of the 20 teams in the competition, with an average age of just 25.