World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
Stephen Kearney was satisfied with his team's latest win but admitted that Thomas Leuluai's injury was a massive blow.
Thomas Leuluai has been drafted into New Zealand's 19-man squad for the clash with the Kumuls at Headingley on Friday.
Papua New Guinea's World Cup exit was all but confirmed as they lost what was effectively a shoot-out with Samoa 38-4.
Coach Matt Parish is trying to manage his injury-ravaged Samoa squad carefully heading into the quarter-finals.
Papua New Guinea face Samoa with both sides hoping to keep their slim hopes alive of remaining in the World Cup.
Wakefield hooker Paul Aiton has been cleared to play for Papua New Guinea in their must-win match against Samoa.
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