World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
Australia clinched a record-equalling 16th straight victory after beating New Zealand 30-18 in the Anzac Test.
Australia can register a record-equalling 16th consecutive win when they face New Zealand in the Anzac Test 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.
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Dewsbury Rams' Glenn Morrison has expressed his delight at making the shortlist to become New Zealand head coach.
Stephen Kearney's reign as head coach looks to be over after the New Zealand Rugby League formally advertised the role.
Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby union in 2015 after signing a two-year contract with Waikato Chiefs.
Brian McClennan has ruled out the possibility of returning to coach New Zealand and replace Stephen Kearney.
Billy Slater and Brett Morris both notched a brace of tries as Australia routed New Zealand 34-2 to win the World Cup.
Tim Sheens hailed the 'best performance' of his time in charge of Australia after the rout of New Zealand.
Australia and New Zealand will go head-to-head for the third successive Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday
New Zealand's Roger Tuivasa-Sheck admits he is "pinching" himself ahead of Saturday's World Cup final against Australia.
New Zealand captain Simon Mannering says the team are buoyed by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's return to fitness.
New Zealand forward Frank Pritchard has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup final against Australia at Old Trafford.
Greg Bird is confident the Kangaroos can overcome New Zealand in Saturday's World Cup final at Old Trafford.
Sonny Bill Williams has been named the Rugby League International Federation player of the year.
New Zealand's Kieran Foran is ready to depart from his usual game-plan in Saturday's World Cup final.