Scotland will be massive underdogs when they run out against Australia on Friday night in the first fixture of the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations.
If you're a rugby league fan and haven't been living under a rock over the last few weeks you would have heard that England recently broke an eight year drought with a Test Series win over New Zealand. The Series was a great advertisement for English Rugby League when the Old Dart's other rugby national sporting team preforming pretty ordinary in 2015.
Canberra Raiders players Shannon Boyd and Joseph Leilua are among ten players added to the Kangaroos Train-On Squad ahead of the October 15 Test against New Zealand in Perth and the Four Nations in the UK.
Head coach David Kidwell has given four international rookies the chance to wear the black-and-white jersey in the NZ Kiwis' Four Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday morning (NZ).
It means, most likely, you won't get to dress for the game. You'll be watching powerless from the stands, as your brothers bleed for the cause.
But if you're a Kiwis fan, #18 is about as close as you can get to the real action.
The NZ Kiwis want their fans to be our #18 during the upcoming Four Nations tournament.
By John Davidson. Date: 8/11/14
England will be preying for a Samoa win over Australia after New Zealand secured a great two-point victory in Dunedin.
The European side threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Kiwis but couldn’t get the vital result it needed to ensure their place in the Four Nations final. If Samoa can upset the Kangaroos then England will advance to the decider.
Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga has named five debutants for the opening Four Nations match against Scotland, at Hull's KC Lightstream Stadium on Friday.
Coming into the final round of the 2014 Four Nations, below are all the team line-up for this weekend's games.
By Sunday 6pm (Sydney Time) we will know the final make-up of the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations Final.
Super League Coach of the Year Daryl Powell is pleased with the way England performed against Samoa and believes that the game against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday will be another close encounter.
The Castleford Tigers coach is looking for another big performance from England’s forwards as they take on a much lighter Australian pack who are out to impress their coach Tim Sheens and avoid failing to reach a major final for the first time since 1954.