English rugby league legend Garry Schofield recently declared England are now the number one team in the world, despite Australia being the reigning World Champions.
The former Golden Boot winner even accused Mal Meninga's side of running scared, in his magazine column 'League Express’.
"At the moment it looks like the Aussies are running scared," Schofield wrote.
"They won’t even agree to one Test match, although that wouldn’t be enough for me.
"The Aussies lost to New Zealand last month, which means the winner of the Kiwi - Great Britain Test series (Britain) is the world’s next number one Test nation.
"Even if you believe the Aussies are still the best and the defeat to the Kiwis was a blip, then they don’t deserve to be ranked number one if they can’t be bothered to play many games."
A bold statement that was met with some resentment on this side of the world.
However, Schofield decided he would double down on his first sledge, speaking on Triple M's The Rush Hour with MG.