Australia are in Pool D with Wales, Georgia, and two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers from Oceania and the Americas 2 division.

New Zealand are alongside Rugby Championship rivals South Africa, while Pool C is the toughest.

It features Eddie Jones' second-ranked England, France and 2015 semi-finalists Argentina.

"It's all very exciting, isn't it?" Jones said at the draw.

"We've got two Tests against Argentina in June so we can practise a little bit.

"(The French) are really improving. They really improved over the last two years and are certainly a dangerous team."