The team has been in camp in Canberra for the last couple of day where they have been looking at their skill executions and speed in order to overcome the Kiwis.

"We've been working on so much these past few days and it's all coming together," Clough said.

"We have a lot of debutants but so do they and we've just got to rise to the occasion.

"We're up for it, we're up for the challenge," she said.

It is set to be a tough match for the Wallaroos, with the Black Ferns being the top ranked team in the world and are five-time World Cup winners, having won the 2017 edition of the tournament against England in the final.

Australia are ranked sixth in the world and have only finished in the top four at the World Cup once so Clough says the side have a point to prove.

"We've got a huge point to prove, we know we are better than sixth in the world so we are really excited," she said.

"The Black Ferns are number one for a reason. They've got everything to lose though and we've got nothing to lose," Clough added.

The Wallaroos have never defeated New Zealand, dating back to their first international match in 2002 with the streak continuing across the next 14 matches.

The last time the two sides faced each other was in mid-2017 for a pre-World Cup tour, where Australia lost 44-17 in Christchurch. 

However, the Wallaroos will have the Australian crowd behind them as they play before the Bledisloe Cup as they run out on home soil for the first time in a decade.


Australia v New Zealand

Kick-off: August 18 at 5:15pm

ANZ Stadium