Defending champions New Zealand have drawn an undemanding group at the rugby league World Cup in 2013.
Joining the Kiwis in group B are Papua New Guinea, Samoa and France.
Australia will take on hosts England in the group stages after the draw in Manchester put them in group A alongside England, Fiji and Ireland.
Group C features Scotland and Tonga along with the successful nation from a European qualifying group consisting of Italy, Lebanon, Russia and Serbia.
Group D has tournament co-hosts Wales, the Cook Islands and an Atlantic qualifier - either Jamaica, South Africa or the United States.