2011 Anzac Test
|Date||6 May 2011|
|Location||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Man of the Match||Paul Gallen|
|Commentators||Ray Warren, Phil Gould, Peter Sterling|
The 2011 ANZAC Test was a rugby league test match played between Australia and New Zealand on 6 May 2011 at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast. Australia won their tenth straight Anzac test with a score of 20–10.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in AMI Stadium in Christchurch but was moved because of the damages from the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. However, 250 earthquake victims and volunteer workers were flown in for the match. to be commemorated.
New Zealand were given a chance by some pundits considering that they had beaten Australia in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup Final and in the 2010 Four Nations. Winning the Anzac test was seen as the one achievement that alluded the New Zealand team. However, Australia went into the match as favorites, having won the last nine Anzac Tests and having never lost to New Zealand in an Anzac Test in Australia. The odds for an Australian win opened at $1.35 but dropped to $1.22 while New Zealand was paying $4.25.
|Billy Slater||Fullback||Lance Hohaia|
|Brett Morris||Wing||Matt Duffie|
|Greg Inglis||Centre||Simon Mannering|
|Justin Hodges||Centre||Shaun Kenny-Dowall|
|Jharal Yow Yeh||Wing||Jason Nightingale|
|Darren Lockyer (c)||Five-Eighth||Benji Marshall (c)|
|Johnathan Thurston||Halfback||Kieran Foran|
|Petero Civoniceva||Prop||Sam Rapira|
|Cameron Smith||Hooker||Nathan Fien|
|Matthew Scott||Prop||Sam McKendry|
|Ben Creagh||2nd Row||Adam Blair|
|Sam Thaiday||2nd Row||Bronson Harrison|
|Paul Gallen||Lock||Jeremy Smith|
|Cooper Cronk||Interchange||Issac Luke|
|Ben Hannant||Interchange||Ben Matulino|
|Jamal Idris||Interchange||Fuifui Moimoi|
|Kade Snowden*||Interchange||Lewis Brown|
|Tim Sheens||Coach||Stephen Kearney|
*Replaced originally selected David Shillington who withdrew due to injury.
6 May 2011
|Australia||20 – 10||New Zealand|
Billy Slater (2', 68') 2
Jharal Yow Yeh (20') 1
Jamal Idris (71') 1
Johnathan Thurston 2/4 (3', 69')
1 (36') Matt Duffie
1 (80') Lance Hohaia
1/2 (37') Benji Marshall
New Zealand were criticized after the game for their unforgiving error rate, most notably for a period in the second half where five consecutive New Zealand errors allowed Australia to score two tries to secure their win. New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney said after the game "It seems a bit same old, same old - but I know we're taking steps in the right direction. The effort of the guys to keep hanging in there was a real positive.'  New Zealand had at least proved that they could be competitive with Australia again.
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