Ireland rounded off the European Championship with a 46-14 win over wooden spoonists Wales, handing Scotland the title.
Ireland coach Mark Aston has appealed for the rugby league game as a whole to get behind the European Championship.
Liam Finn returns to the Ireland squad for their final European Championship fixture against Wales in Wrexham on Sunday.
Scotland remain on course for a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series after a 25-4 win over Ireland in Dublin.
James Toole is set to join his brother Josh in Ireland's team to face Scotland in the European Championship in Dublin.
Ireland made a winning start to the European Championship as they shocked favourites France 22-12 at Tallaght Stadium.
Wales and Ireland have been handed an extra incentive ahead of the 2014 European Championship.
Former Hull and Hull KR full-back Shannon McDonnell has been named in Ireland's initial European Championship squad.
World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
Tyrone McCarthy is to play for Australian club Northern Pride following his release by Warrington.
Australia crushed Ireland 50-0 at Thomond Park to wrap up their World Cup Group A campaign in emphatic style.
Australia coach Tim Sheens has a "real headache" when it comes to selecting a side to play in the quarter-finals.
Australia will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent record in this year's World Cup when they tackle Ireland.
Ireland international Pat Richards will have mixed emotions when he turns out against Australia at Thomond Park.
Brett White hopes Ireland's Rugby League World Cup campaign will help improve levels of participation in the sport.
A Ryan Hall hat-trick helped England get their World Cup campaign back on track with a 42-0 victory against Ireland.
Ryan Hall hailed his team-mates after England registered their first win of the Rugby League World Cup campaign.
England will be looking to get their Rugby League World Cup back on track when they tackle Ireland in Huddersfield.
Warrington's James Mendeika will deputise for Huddersfield's Scott Grix at full-back for Ireland against England.
Ireland prop Brett White believes England's loss of Sam Burgess will be offset by the return of James Graham.