Wallabies want to wear Indigenous jersey at the Rugby World Cup

The Wallabies are set to wear the Indigenous jersey at the Rugby World Cup after Rugby Australia lodged a formal request with World Rugby.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika revealed RA had applied for Australia to wear the hugely popular jersey in two games in Japan in September and October this year.

Test veteran Kurtley Beale, an Indigenous Australian, said last year it could be a powerful weapon for the Wallabies at a World Cup.

"It would be nice to wear it at the World Cup one day.

"Maybe that's something we could talk about in the future.

"You have two playing strips in the World Cup.

"To be able to have the jersey in the back pocket just for a big game ... I know that it can galvanise the group," Beale said.

"I certainly felt that last year but I think it's a special jersey to be able to wear and I know a lot of the playing group are fully behind it and support it and would love to continue such a special thing."