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.
England coach Wayne Bennett is at the centre of controversy in Australia after blocking Anthony Milford's bid to play for Samoa.
Australia secured their place in the final of the 2014 Four Nations Series with an emphatic 44-18 victory over Samoa.
Australia will head into their clash Samoa on Sunday knowing exactly what they must do to reach the Four Nations final.
New Zealand needed a late Shaun Kerry-Dowall try to avoid a shock defeat to Samoa in the Four Nations.
Samoa coach Matt Parish has recalled Sauaso Sue for their Four Nations showdown with New Zealand on Saturday.
Thomas Leuluai has made way for the return of Issac Luke for New Zealand's Four Nations clash with Samoa on Saturday.
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