Michael Hooper will remain captain of a youthful Australia side, Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has confirmed.
Dave Rennie could install a new captain when he formally takes charge of Australia next month.
The Waratahs have a new skipper in place ahead of their season opener against the Crusdaers on February 1.
After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, an emotional Michael Cheika struggled to contain his disappointment.
Michael Cheika has made 10 changes for Australia's final Pool D clash against Georgia, with captain Michael Hooper starting on the bench.
Michael Hooper was frustrated to see Australia's poor first half cost them despite a stirring fightback against Wales.
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David Pocock has not played since March but Michael Hooper expects him to be key for Australia at the Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand atoned for defeat in Perth by thrashing Australia 36-0 in Auckland to retain the Bledisloe Cup, pleasing captain Kieran Read.
Captain Michael Hooper knows Australia will have to shift into another gear to claim the Bledisloe Cup.
Australia need to avoid defeat against New Zealand on Saturday to secure the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.
Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.
Australia's Tolu Latu has had disciplinary issues on and off the pitch, but they do not concern Michael Hooper or coach Michael Cheika.
James O'Connor has already impressed on his return to Australia training and Michael Hooper is keen to see him deliver on the pitch, too.
Michael Hooper admitted Australia have a lot of things to work on following their 35-17 Rugby Championship defeat to South Africa.
The Bulls were given a big test by the Waratahs, but came through it courtesy of Simphiwe Matanzima's try.