2012 ANZAC Test

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2012 (2012) Anzac Test  ()
1 2 Total
NZL New Zealand colours.svg 6 6 12
AUS Australian colours.svg 14 6 20
Date 20 April 2012
Stadium Eden Park
Location Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Man of the Match Johnathan Thurston
Referee Richard Silverwood
Attendance 35,329
Broadcast partner
Broadcaster Nine Network
Commentator Ray Warren
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The 2012 ANZAC test was a rugby league game played between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park on 20 April 2012. It was the 13th Anzac test played between the two nations.

Australian five-eighth, Johnathan Thurston scored a try and kicked four goals from four attempts, and was named man-of-the-match.[1]

English referee Richard Silverwood's performance drew criticism in the media.[2]

Squads[edit]

Australia Position New Zealand
Billy Slater
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Fullback
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Josh Hoffman
Darius Boyd
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Wing
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Jason Nightingale
Greg Inglis
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Centre
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Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Justin Hodges
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Centre
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Simon Mannering
Akuila Uate
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Wing
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Manu Vatuvei
Johnathan Thurston
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Five-Eighth
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Benji Marshall (c)
Cooper Cronk
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Halfback
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Shaun Johnson
Paul Gallen
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Prop
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Sam McKendry
Cameron Smith (c)
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Hooker
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Isaac Luke
David Shillington
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Prop
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Ben Matulino
David Taylor
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2nd Row
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Frank Pritchard
Sam Thaiday
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2nd Row
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Adam Blair
Luke Lewis
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Lock
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Jeremy Smith
Daly Cherry-Evans
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Interchange
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Nathan Fien
Ben Hannant
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Interchange
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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
James Tamou
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Interchange
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Jesse Bromwich
Anthony Watmough
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Interchange
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Alex Glenn
Tim Sheens Coach Stephen Kearney

Match Summary[edit]

20 April 2012
8:00pm (BST)
Australia  20 – 12  New Zealand
Tries
Thurston (21') 1
Inglis (26') 1
Smith (69') 1
Goals
Thurston 4/4 (22', 27', 40' pen, 71')
Tries
1 (12') Luke
1 (48') Johnson
Goals
2/2 (13', 48') Marshall
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 35,329
Referee/s: Richard Silverwood
Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside League with The Shadow". The Advertiser. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Deane, Steve (21 April 2012). "Kiwis solid in Anzac test loss". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 July 2013.