yes luckily for us the Poms put the cleaners through the Kiwis.
Australia has a bit of work to do to stay #1.
We have a lot of other nations benefitting hugely from the NRL competition and risk having the English superleague problem of to many overseas players collecting pension top ups which doesn't do anything to life English players in the game.
Yeah I'm not sure how they work it out although I read it is over the last 3 years, but England made the World Cup Final, and beat NZ 2 games to 1 this year, and NZ lost against Tonga AND Fiji in the World Cup and didn't even make the Semi Finals. Maybe NZ beating Australia this year gave them a lot of ranking points.
Wayne Bennett has been good for the Poms.