2017 ANZAC Test

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    Canberra to host 2017 ANZAC Test


    Mon 13 Feb, 2017, 12:10pm
    Media Release, NRL



    Canberra’s GIO Stadium will host the 2017 ANZAC Test between Australia and New Zealand, on Friday May 5.

    The announcement was made today at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra by Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry, alongside Canberra Raiders’ representative players Shannon Boyd and Jordan Rapana, as well as NRL Ambassador Alan Tongue.

    NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan said GIO Stadium would be a fitting venue for the 2017 ANZAC Test.

    "The ANZAC Test is a very special match and one which is always incredibly competitive. This one will be no different," Mr Canavan said.

    "Canberra fans are always passionate so it will be great for them to be able to see international Rugby League at its best.

    Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga, the former Raiders Captain and Coach, said the match would be especially significant in a World Cup year.

    "It’s important to win against the Kiwis at any time but on this occasion there will be the added incentive of the World Cup," Mr Meninga said.

    "The Kangaroos and I’m sure the Kiwis will be looking to put on the best performance possible to secure a win.

    "It will be great to showcase Test football to Canberra."

    The 2017 ANZAC Test will be billed as a double header – with the Jillaroos taking on the Kiwi Ferns prior to the Kangaroos-Kiwis blockbuster.

    ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said Canberra had proven an ideal city to host games of this quality.

    "In 2013 a sell-out crowd of almost 26,000 packed GIO Stadium where the Kangaroos beat the Kiwis 32 -12 as part of our city’s centenary celebrations," Mr Barr said.

    "I have no doubt Canberrans will embrace the chance to see their heroes in action again.

    "Canberra has a proud rugby league history and it was great see the city get behind the Raiders last season.

    "I’m confident many of these fans will turn out in force to support the Kangaroos at GIO Stadium."

    Tickets will be on sale to Raiders members at 10am tomorrow (Tuesday, February 14), followed by the General Public at 10am on Wednesday (February 15).

    Tickets will be available from nrl.com/tickets


    http://www.nrl.com/canberra-to-host-2017-anzac-test/tabid/10874/newsid/103734/default.aspx
     
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    Australia have announced their squad

    Kangaroos

    1. Darius Boyd
    2. Blake Ferguson
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Will Chambers
    5. Valentine Holmes
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. David Klemmer
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Trent Merrin

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Josh Papalii
    16. Tyson Frizell
    17. Sam Thaiday

    18th man - Shannon Boyd
    19th man - James Maloney
    20th man - Justin O’Neill


    http://www.nrl.com/2017-kangaroos-anzac-test-squad/tabid/10874/newsid/106071/default.aspx
     
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    Following his conviction for drink driving Josh Papalii is out of the Kangaroos team, Shannon Boyd goes to the bench

    The updated 2017 ANZAC Test Kangaroos squad is:

    1. Darius Boyd
    2. Blake Ferguson
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Will Chambers
    5. Valentine Holmes
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. David Klemmer
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Trent Merrin

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Shannon Boyd
    16. Tyson Frizell
    17. Sam Thaiday
    18. Jake Trbojevic
    19. James Maloney


    http://www.nrl.com/shannon-boyd-to-join-kangaroos-squad/tabid/10874/newsid/106192/default.aspx
     
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    Fifita called into Kangaroos for Woods


    Sun 30 Apr, 2017, 12:09pm
    Scott Bailey and Steve Zemek, AAP



    Andrew Fifita has been called into Australia's squad for Friday's rugby league Test against New Zealand, after Aaron Woods was ruled out with injury.

    Woods hobbled off Leichhardt Oval in the Wests Tigers' 22-16 loss to Fifita's Cronulla on Saturday night and was seen leaving the sheds immediately after halftime.

    It's unclear how long he will be ruled out for, as the Tigers await scans on his upper leg.

    Cronulla confirmed Fifita's recall, after he had originally been named for Tonga to take on Fiji in the Pacific Test, on Sunday morning.

    It marks his first selection since he was excluded from last year's Four Nations for off-field matters.

    However Woods may not be the only player ruled out of the clash, with Canberra prop Shannon Boyd also facing injury concerns and back-up five-eighth James Maloney likely to come under the eye of the match review committee for a high tackle.

    Boyd was brought into the squad on Friday after Raiders teammate Josh Papalii was ruled out after pleading guilty to drink driving.

    Boyd went off in the 25th minute of Canberra's 16-10 loss to Canterbury on Saturday night and did not return.

    Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said Boyd had injured the back of his leg, but was unsure if it would rule him out of the Test.

    "I'd have to talk to the doctor," Stuart said.

    "Hopefully it doesn't for Shannon's sake - but we'll wait and see."

    It's understood the injury is a different one to the foot problems that worried him in the lead-up to the Bulldogs' loss.

    The Kangaroos also have Manly forward Jake Trbojevic on an extended bench, who could also come into the 17 as cover for Woods if he is the only player ruled out.

    Maloney will have a nervous wait on Sunday after a high tackle on James Tedesco that left the Tigers fullback dazed.

    Tedesco was taken from the field with concussion just before halftime and did not return.

    Maloney was in the squad on stand by for North Queensland half Johnathan Thurston, who is unlikely to take the field after missing the past three weeks with a calf injury.

    Should they both be ruled out, Michael Morgan could likely be elevated to a run-on role while Jake Friend, Mitchell Pearce, Matt Moylan and Anthony Milford could also come into contention.


    http://www.nrl.com/fifita-called-into-kangaroos-for-woods/tabid/10874/newsid/106235/default.aspx
     
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    NZ have announced their squad

    Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Adam Blair
    Jesse Bromwich (c)
    Kenny Bromwich
    Kieran Foran
    David Fusitu’a
    Shaun Johnson
    Jordan Kahu
    Issac Luke
    Simon Mannering
    Kodi Nikorima
    Russell Packer
    Kevin Proctor
    Jordan Rapana
    Brandon Smith
    Jason Taumalolo
    Martin Taupau
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Dean Whare
     
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    Shannon Boyd is out, Jordan McLean in

    Updated team

    1. Darius Boyd
    2. Blake Ferguson
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Will Chambers
    5. Valentine Holmes
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Andrew Fifita
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. David Klemmer
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Trent Merrin

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Jake Trbojevic
    16. Tyson Frizell
    17. Sam Thaiday

    18. Jordan McLean
    19. James Maloney
    20. Justin O'Neill


    http://www.nrl.com/kangaroos-squad-updated/tabid/10874/newsid/106254/default.aspx
     
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    member 2299 Andrew 'Joey' Johns

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    Is anyone actually that interested in this?
     
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    Yes........go the Kiwi's.:)
     
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    Tests are good when they're an intense, close game up to the death, a lot of mid-season tests between Australia & NZ usually seem to be a blow out or bore fest unfortunately.
     
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    How keen are the players? They might like the money I guess.

    Squads named, and not even taken as seriously as that cursed State of Convenience pre-game camps etc..
     
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    The England Samoa test is the big one. Everything is in samoas favour. Home advantage, half the England side are going to be jet lagged, home crowd, the new rules allow state of origin possibles like Milford, Sione and BJ to play.
    All the signs are there that Samoa can get the win over a top 3 side for the first time, which will be great for the game.
     
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    Elijah Taylor joins Kiwis squad


    Mon 01 May, 2017, 10:40am
    New Zealand Rugby League



    A hand injury sustained in Sunday's clash against the St George Illawara Dragons has ruled Melbourne Storm youngster Nelson Asofa-Solomona out of Friday night’s Anzac Test against the Kangaroos in Canberra.

    Elijah Taylor, 27, has now been called into camp to replace Asofa-Solomona in the 20-man squad.

    Kiwis squad:

    Adam Blair
    Jesse Bromwich (c)
    Kenny Bromwich
    Kieran Foran
    David Fusitu’a
    Shaun Johnson
    Jordan Kahu
    Issac Luke
    Simon Mannering
    Kodi Nikorima
    Russell Packer
    Kevin Proctor
    Jordan Rapana
    Brandon Smith
    Jason Taumalolo
    Martin Taupau
    Elijah Taylor
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Dean Whare


    http://www.nrl.com/elijah-taylor-joins-kiwis-squad/tabid/10874/newsid/106287/default.aspx
     
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    AUSTRALIA

    1. Darius Boyd
    2. Blake Ferguson
    3. Will Chambers
    4. Josh Dugan
    5. Valentine Holmes
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Andrew Fifita
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. David Klemmer
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Trent Merrin

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Jake Trbojevic
    16. Tyson Frizell
    17. Sam Thaiday

    NEW ZEALAND

    1. Roger Tuivasa-ShecK
    2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    3. Jordan Kahu
    4. Dean Whare
    5. Jordan Rapana
    6. Kieran Foran
    7. Shaun Johnson
    8. Jesse Bromwich (c)
    9. Issac Luke
    10. Russell Packer
    11. Kevin Proctor
    12. Simon Mannering
    13. Jason Taumalolo

    14. Adam Blair
    15. Martin Taupau
    16. Kenny Bromwich
    17. Kodi Nikorima


    http://www.nrl.com/representative-round-team-lists/tabid/10874/newsid/106305/default.aspx
     
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    Great first half from the Aussies to lead 24-0 !!

    Hopefully the Kiwis can fight back in the second half and make it a contest, They certainly have the players to do it
     
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    Good win from Australia 30-12

    Can't wait for the World Cup !!
     
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    Totally boring and uninteresting input from the nzedders.

    Some of their forwards were just plain lazy ~ Proctor, Taumalolo, Blair.
     
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    Today's games Matty will at least have passion.
     
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    The shining light in that nz squad was Johnson and foran. That's it.....
     

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