Ireland made a winning start to the European Championship as they shocked favourites France 22-12 at Tallaght Stadium.
World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
England are safely through to the World Cup semi-finals after a 34-6 victory over France at Wigan's DW Stadium.
Steve McNamara was far from impressed with England's performance despite their 34-6 win over France at the DW Stadium.
England face France in Wigan on Saturday as they bid to reach the last four of the World Cup.
Kevin Sinfield says the sudden-death nature of the Super League play-offs will help England in the Cup's knock-out phase
Samoa will play Fiji in the quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup following a 22-6 victory over France.
France coach Richard Agar insists his side will need to find a big improvement if they are to topple England.
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