World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
Isaac John will complete one of rugby league's most remarkable rises to fame when he makes his New Zealand debut.
Wellington in New Zealand will host the final of this year's Four Nations series tournament.
Stephen Kearney beat off competition from Glen Morrison, David Kidwell and Richie Blackmore to retain Kiwi post.
Australia and New Zealand have been confirmed as co-hosts for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. League World Cup.
Dewsbury Rams' Glenn Morrison has expressed his delight at making the shortlist to become New Zealand head coach.
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