Kangaroos coach Mel Meninga says there is no complacency in his squad as it prepares for the rugby league World Cup opener against England on Friday night.

Australia are favourites to win the Cup but the shock 2008 loss to the Kiwis on home soil still rankles the Australian side.

Meninga (pictured) says with short turnarounds part of the tournament, his side will concentrate on getting it right against England before making any hard and fast plans for the rest of the competition.