USA Slips In World Rankings
With the 2013 Rugby League World Cup just around the corner, France have extended their lead over Wales in fifth place courtesy of their 28-16 victory on June 16.
Elsewhere, Ireland have overtaken USA into 11th place and below this Russia and Serbia are now level on 43 points with Russia moving up from 17th to 16th place, overtaking the Serbs courtesy of their victory in the Shield.
Germany move up one place from 19th to 18th thanks to their Shield campaign and Canada draw virtually level on points with Malta in 20th position.
RLWC2013 tickets go on general sale on Friday, October 26, one year out from the first match double-header at the Millennium Stadium.
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RLIF World Rankings:
2 New Zealand
4 Papua New Guinea
15 Cook Islands
24 South Africa
25 Czech Republic