Rugby World Cup 2017
Host nations: Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea Dates: 27 October-2 December
The Rugby League World Cup kicks off on Friday, when co-hosts and reigning champions Australia play England in Melbourne.
It will be the first of 28 matches over 36 days played across 12 venues in three countries.
After most teams have played 2 matches it seems tough going for the likes of France, Samoa, Scotland and Wales. The home nations are struggling to get a grip of that odd shaped ball and get it over the line. Fiji have won 3 of 3 but sceptics would say they have the easiest route through to the next stages.
Will Australia regin supreme once again in the Rugby World Cup 2017
Fiji eased past Italy to top Group D with a 100% winning record and reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup.
Melbourne Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu scored a hat-trick and Kevin Naiqama, Henry Raiwalui, Brayden Wiliame and Marcelo Montoya also went over.
Fiji go on to face the team that finish second in Group B – either New Zealand or Tonga, who meet on Saturday.
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Tables courtesy of BBC