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Australia cement rankings spot

Australia have inevitably consolidated their position at the top of the international rankings after their Rugby League World Cup victory.
Australia cement rankings spot
by AAP

LONDON, Dec 2 PA - Australia have inevitably consolidated their position at the top of the international rankings after their Rugby League World Cup victory.

New Zealand, runners-up to the Kangaroos after a 34-2 loss in the World Cup final at Old Trafford on Saturday, remain second, while England and France are still third and fourth respectively following the tournament.

Fiji are the most notable movers in the figures released by the game's international federation, climbing above Wales and Papua New Guinea to fifth after reaching the semi-finals for a second successive World Cup.

Wales, who failed to win a match in a tournament they were co-hosting, have slipped to sixth.

Surprise quarter-finalists the United States have broken into the top 10 for the first time behind ninth-placed Ireland while Scotland, who also impressed, are 11th.




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