James Mortimer and irb.com 04.Oct.2012Getty Images
New Zealand begins the tournament as defending champions, having won their tenth title with a semi-final appearance in Glasgow, the final leg of the 2011/2012 Series.
Fiji were runners-up to New Zealand in the overall series, and the two will begin their intense rivalry straight off the bat in Australia.
It was the Pacific Islanders, not the Kiwis, who made the best possible start to last season, with Fiji defeating New Zealand 26-12 in the first Cup Final this time last year.
New Zealand won three legs last year, in South Africa, New Zealand and Scotland.
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