After conquering Samoa to help claim Australia's third-straight Rugby League World Cup title, centre Latrell Mitchell wants to renew the Kangaroos' oldest rivalry with England.
Mitchell scored two tries as Australia claimed a 30-10 final win at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday (Sunday AEDT).
The South Sydney fullback has now won every team award possible in his six-year career, but for everything that he has achieved in his career he has yet to play in an Ashes series.
Australia were due to travel to England in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed their plans.
Remarkably, the only two nations with fully-professional competitions have met just twice outside of World Cups in the last nine years.
But Mitchell urged England, who were deprived of a place in a home final after a 27-26 defeat to Samoa, to tour Australia in 2023.
"England has got to come to us now," Mitchell said.
"We will take them on in Australia, 100 per cent.
"England come to Oz and play there, absolutely."
The victory over Samoa is likely to restore Australia to top spot in the International Rugby League's world rankings.
As a result of their 2019 loss to Tonga and the fact, unlike most other countries, they hadn't played in the months building up to the tournament Australia were ranked in fourth spot.
But Mitchell believes he is part of a side that deserves top billing.
"We are ranked No.1 now," he said.
"We should have been all along and we proved why - and we are going to keep proving it for the next couple of years.
"Hopefully with a few more games under my belt (I can continue to) represent Australia with pride.
"We are here for a long while and there are a few young lads coming through and it's great to see them being able to achieve their dreams."
Mitchell claimed he could now "retire happy" after ending a tumultuous year, beset by injury, on a high.
"I want to get back to my kids, my farm," he said.
"I was a country kid from Taree and my dad gave me the kick up the arse to get out there and make something of myself.
"It's all worth it now, I get to hold the medal and put the jersey on my wall and be proud of this. I can retire happy now."