England stay third in rankings

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England are behind Australia and New Zealand in the rankings
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England are behind Australia and New Zealand in the rankings

England remain third in the latest world rankings released by the Rugby League International Federation.

Australia, who are the reigning Four Nations champions, stay top ahead of New Zealand, who will defend their World Cup crown in England next year.

France have extended their lead over Wales in fifth place courtesy of last month's 28-16 victory in Wrexham, while Ireland have overtaken the United States into 11th place.

The leading rankings are: 1 Australia, 2 New Zealand, 3 England, 4 Papua New Guinea, 5 France, 6 Wales, 7 Fiji, 8 Samoa, 9 Tonga, 10 Scotland.

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