Full-back: Billy Slater

Well, no surprises here with Billy Slater taking our full-back spot in potentially his last ever game for the Kangaroos. After overcoming a horror shoulder injury that kept him out of the game for over a year, 'Billy the Kid' has come back and has been nothing short of world class this season. In another stellar world cup campaign, he has contributed five tries and three assists in Australia's run to the final.

Right wing: Jermaine McGillvary

It's incredible to think that a number of fans questioned Jermaine McGillvary's selection in England's World Cup squad, but those doubters have certainly been silenced now.

With the most metres of any player in the tournament and with seven tries to his name, the Huddersfield winger was nominated for the Golden Boot award and is attracting interest from the NRL.

Right centre: Kallum Watkins

We have perhaps seen the best of Kallum Watkins in an England shirt during this World Cup. His combination on the right edge with wing partner McGillvary has played a big part in England progressing to their first final for 22 years. Having improved his defence, the 26-year-old has looked sharp in attack with three tries and three assists for Wayne Bennett's side.

Left centre: Josh Dugan

Despite normally playing full-back in the NRL, Josh Dugan has made the centre spot his own in this tournament.

He is one of the most powerful backs in the game, while also possessing superb skill and speed. All these attributes have been very beneficial to his wing partner Valentine Holmes in this World Cup who he has assisted five times.

Left wing: Valentine Holmes

Record-breaking winger Valentine Holmes has produced an exhibition of finishing in this competition with his 12 tries a World Cup first.

Incredibly he has scored 11 of those four-pointers in the last two matches, with his six in the semi-final against Fiji another new record for the tournament. His electric pace and agility will certainly have England worried ahead of the final.

Stand-off: Michael Morgan

The absence of Johnathan Thurston has hardly been noticed in this competition and that is a testament to the performances of his North Queensland teammate Michael Morgan.

He ended the 2017 NRL season in exceptional form and the 25-year-old has carried that over into the World Cup contributing two ties and four assists, while also linking up superbly with halves partner Cooper Cronk.

Scrum-half: Cooper Cronk

Without doing anything spectacular in this World Cup, Cooper Cronk has again shown why he is one of the greatest players in the world. His decision-making is usually perfect and he will guide the Kangaroos around the park almost effortlessly. Expect to see the best of Cronk on Saturday in Brisbane, when the pressure is on then he normally produces.

Prop: David Klemmer

Canterbury Bulldogs prop David Klemmer has really come of age in this World Cup, making more metres than any of his fellow Australian forwards.

In fact, he has probably been the Kangaroos best player with his powerful runs relentlessly punching holes in opposition defences. Still only 23, Klemmer has the potential to become the world’s most damaging forward.

Hooker: Cameron Smith

Having recently won the Rugby League Golden Boot for the second time, the Kangaroos skipper will be expecting to lift yet more silverware in Brisbane on Saturday. He has the ability to control any game and appears to be getting better with age. This tournament has only underlined his position as the best player in the world and we'll undoubtedly see yet more of his brilliance in the final.

Front row: James Graham

His performance against Tonga in the semi-final reminded everyone of the class James Graham possesses.

He was simply sensational in both attack and defence, putting his body on the line at every available opportunity to ensure his country progressed to their first final in 22 years. Graham is an NRL stalwart and will need no introduction to the Australian team on Saturday.

Second row: Sam Burgess

It would be fair to say we haven't seen the best of Sam Burgess in this World Cup due to injury, however, we are all aware of his ability to step up to the big occasion – just ask South Sydney fans. Two years on from a forgettable World Cup experience with England's Rugby Union side, Slammin' Sam will be extra motivated to ensure his name is in the headlines for all the right reasons this time.

Second row: Boyd Cordner

The man who never puts in a bad performance; Boyd Cordner is one of the first names on the team sheet and it's with good reason.

He works tirelessly in both attack and defence, with the ability to play for the full 80 minutes and break tackles throughout. Still only 25, Cordner is viewed as Australia’s future captain and he will lead by example again this weekend.

Loose forward: Sean O’Loughlin

Despite never playing in the NRL, Sean O'Loughlin commands the respect of the Aussies and can match it with anyone on his day. The England captain is a natural born leader and all those qualities were needed during the semi-final win against Tonga. 'Lockers' will do everything in his power to ensure he is lifting the World Cup on Saturday.