Australia's 17-match winning run was emphatically ended by New Zealand who won their opening Four Nations clash 30-12.
Australia captain Cameron Smith says Australia’s injury-list is no excuse for their shock 30-12 defeat by New Zealand.
New-look Australia take on New Zealand at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Saturday as the Four Nations gets underway.
England are vying with holders Australia, New Zealand and Samoa to claim the Four Nations, which begins on Saturday.
Australia coach Tim Sheens has selected a new-look back line for Saturday's Four Nations opener against New Zealand.
Australia's injury plight has forced Tim Sheens to name 10 uncapped players in their 24-man squad for the Four Nations.
World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
Canterbury Bulldogs' Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds unveiled as New South Wales' new halves combination.
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