Greg Inglis scored a try in each half as Australia warmed up for the Four Nations with a 26-6 win over New Zealand.
The draw has been made for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with England in Pool A alongside Australia, France and Lebanon.
Full fixture list for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Australia kept New Zealand scoreless for the first time in nine years as they ran out 16-0 winners in Newcastle.
New Zealand Rugby League have suspended three of their players following their actions on a night out.
Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been named in the New Zealand for Friday's Test match against Australia.
Kieran Foran has pulled out of New Zealand's squad to face Australia next week because of personal issues.
Liverpool's iconic Anfield will host the final of rugby league's Four Nations tournament in November.
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Four Nations Final
20th November 2016
Four Nations - England v Australia
13th November 2016