Michael Hooper has been confirmed as the new skipper of the Wallabies following the retirement of Stephen Moore.
Moore announced last week he would hang up the boots following the Wallabies' Spring Tour, but confirmed he would hand over the captaincy effective immediately.
Hooper was confirmed on Wednesday as the new skipper of Australia ahead of August 19's Test against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium.
The 25-year-old has already captained the Wallabies in 15 of his 68 Tests, and was long earmarked as Moore's replacement.
"It’s a huge honour to just wear the Wallabies jersey, let alone captain the side," Hooper said.
"I'm extremely grateful to Cheik but also to Steve for all that he's done for me and the team.
“It's what you do in the jersey that's most important and I get another crack at showing what it means to me against New Zealand in Sydney in a fortnight.
“There are quite a few good young leaders in this team like Bernard (Foley), Adam (Coleman), Samu (Kerevi) and Allan (Alaalatoa), so we'll be working together to take this team to a new level.
“I’m really excited about what we can achieve in the next four months.
"It is a very special opportunity for all of us, and we'll be doing all we can to show that pride in the jersey."