Samoa have risen to fourth in the latest rugby league world rankings off the back of their impressive run during the Four Nations tournament.
The Toa were eighth at the end of the World Cup 12 months ago and coach Matt Parish says he has no doubt that with the team they have developed and more international games, a win against one of the top three nations is possible in the next three years, provided they receive the necessary support.
For the first time since the rankings were introduced, Australia's position at the top is under threat, with New Zealand's Four Nations triumph cutting into their lead.
Elsewhere, Fiji dropped one spot to sixth, PNG and Tonga slipped three places to 11th and 16th respectively and the Cook Islands are back two places to 17th.
Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands remain unranked as their representative games were not recognised as being of Test status.