Scotland have suffered a major blow ahead of the Four Nations with Keith Galloway set to undergo surgery on a long-term injury.
Scotland coach Steve McCormack has welcomed the challenge of being in the 'group of death' at the 2017 World Cup.
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.
Scotland have confirmed Danny Brough will captain the Bravehearts in the Four Nations this autumn.
Scotland coach Steve McCormack is comfortable with the decision to stage his team's Four Nations games in England.
Liverpool's iconic Anfield will host the final of rugby league's Four Nations tournament in November.
France blitzed Scotland with seven first-half tries to claim a comfortable 32-18 in their European Championship clash in Avignon.
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Four Nations Final
20th November 2016
Four Nations - England v Australia
13th November 2016