The Wallabies will open their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign against Fiji, set to play their pool matches at four different venues.
That first match, on Saturday September 21, at1:35pm local, will be in the north of Japan in Sapporo, before they head to Tokyo to take on Wales eight days later.
Those two openers loom as their toughest challenges of the preliminary stages, with one of Canada or Uruguay and Georgia rounding out the pool matches.
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Wallabies pool matches
Australia vs Fiji, Saturday September 21, 1:45pm local, 2:45pm AEST Sapporo Dome
Australia vs Wales – Saturday September 29, 4:45pm local, 5:45pm AEST, Tokyo Stadium
Australia vs Americas 2 – Saturday Octoeber 5, 2:15pm local, 3:15pm AEST, Oita Stadium
Australia vs Georgia – Friday October 11, 7:15pm local, 8:15pm AEST, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
A spot on the plane to Japan would put him on track to make his World Cup debut against the Flying Fijians, a team with which he once dreamed of playing.
But instead of wrestling with inner conflict over the match-up, Naisarani said he would be proud to wear the green and gold for a country that allowed him to turn a childhood dream into reality.
The towering Fijian’s assured debut in South Africa last month has all of a sudden opened up options for Australia’s Test selectors. It has also left Naisarani with a simple goal, to work hard and make Australia and Fiji proud.
Allan Alaalatoa (34 Tests, Brumbies, 25)*
Rory Arnold (22 Tests , Brumbies, 29)*
Adam Coleman (33 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 28)*
Jack Dempsey (11 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 25)*
Folau Fainga’a (11 Tests, Brumbies, 24)*
Michael Hooper (c) (95 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 27)
Sekope Kepu (105 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 33)
Tolu Latu (15 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)*
Isi Naisarani (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)*
David Pocock (77 Tests, Brumbies, 31)
Izack Rodda (21 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)*
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (15 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)*
Rob Simmons (97 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
Scott Sio (58 Tests, Brumbies, 27)
James Slipper (90 Tests, Brumbies, 30)
Taniela Tupou (15 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)*
Jordan Uelese (3 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)*
Adam Ashley-Cooper (118 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 35)
Kurtley Beale (87 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
Bernard Foley (69 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
Will Genia (104 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
Dane Haylett-Petty (32 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)*
Reece Hodge (37 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)*
Samu Kerevi (vc) (29 Tests, Queensland Reds, 25)*
Marika Koroibete (23 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 27)*
Tevita Kuridrani (60 Tests, Brumbies, 28)
Christian Lealiifano (22 Tests, Brumbies, 31)*
James O’Connor (47 Tests, Queensland Reds, 29)
Jordan Petaia (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 19)*
Matt Toomua (46 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)
Nic White (26 Tests, Rugby Australia, 29)*
*Uncapped at a Rugby World Cup