Cross-code stars Israel Folau and Karmichael Hunt led the Wallabies to a comfortable 37-14 win over Fiji in their Saturday afternoon Test in Melbourne.
Fullback Folau broke a year-long try-scoring drought to grab a double, while Hunt made his Test debut at AAMI Park as the Australians dusted off the cobwebs in their first hitout of the year.
The pair, who also both represented Australia in rugby league as well as playing in the AFL, earned the praise of Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
"The last few games with the Waratahs and now into this game, he looked very dangerous," Cheika said of Folau.
"I was very happy with his performance."
Hunt, 30, looked composed in his first game and combined well with Folau and five-eighth Bernard Foley, while he also shouldered a heavy defensive workload.
"I think Karmichael held a nice little holding role in the middle and he got a few carries and his defence was good and his work rate is always excellent so I think, for his first outing, it was pretty handy," Cheika said.
The Wallabies scored their five tries with only 44 per cent of possession and had 34 missed tackles, but Cheika said that figure was deceptive against Fiji with their offloading ability.
Folau's first try came in the fourth minute after Foley nailed a cross-field kick, reminiscent of Cooper Cronk, which was fitting at the home of NRL side Melbourne.
Folau and Fijian fullback Kini Murimurivalu tussled for the ball in the air with the Australian pouncing on it when it went to ground.
Wallabies winger Henry Speight, who also bagged two tries, scored seven minutes later and it looked like the match might be one-way traffic.
However, the home side lost their shape when Folau was yellow-carded for an accidental high shot on Fiji flanker Naulia Dawai in the 20th minute.
Australia prevented the Fijians scoring but didn't manage to cross themselves again until the 55th minute, with some individual brilliance from Folau to weave through the defence.
Fiji created plenty of chances, with lock Leone Nakarawa, who was part of their gold medal-winning Olympics sevens team, causing plenty of headaches.
But too often, a pushed pass and some scrambling defence from the Wallabies ended an attacking raid before the Fijians managed two second-half tries.
Fiji coach John McKee lamented their slow start. "It's difficult to close a deficit like that against a team like the Wallabies," McKee said.
"They were more clinical than us in taking their opportunities."
Australia led 18-0 at halftime, with regular skipper Stephen Moore coming off the bench to replace hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau in the 54th minute and finished with a try himself as the Wallabies mauled it from a lineout.
Cheika said there was a lot to work on before next Saturday's Test against Scotland in Sydney.
"I thought our work rate was pretty good; we had to defend a bit too much but, all in all, our defence was pretty solid as they're a potent team who had the majority of the ball," Cheika said.
"We did some good things in attack to score those tries with a minimum of ball but there's obviously areas we need to refine."