2015 Anzac Test

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2015 (2015) Anzac Test  ()
12 Total
AUS Australian colours.svg 66 12
NZL New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg 260 26
Date3 May 2015
StadiumSuncorp Stadium
LocationBrisbane, Australia
Manu Vatuvei New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg
RefereesGerard Sutton Australia
Attendance32,681
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The 2015 Anzac Test was a rugby league test match played between Australia and New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. It was the 16th Anzac Test played between the two nations since the first was played under the Super League banner in 1997. Both sides were announced on 26 April.[1][2] The game was originally scheduled to take place on 1 May, but it was postponed due to bad weather.[3] The Test instead took place on May 3rd, along with a Women's rugby league match between the Australian Jillaroos and New Zealand Kiwi Ferns which served as the curtain-raiser for the main game, won 22-14 by the Jillaroos.[4]

New Zealand's win was their first Anzac Test win in 17 years, and the first time New Zealand had won three consecutive test matches over Australia since 1953.[5]

As man of the match, Manu Vatuvei was awarded the Charles Savory medal.[6][7]

Pre-game[edit]

National anthems[edit]

  • New Zealand Russ Walker - New Zealand National Anthem
  • Australia Adrian Li Donni - Australian National Anthem

Squads[edit]

Australia Position New Zealand
South Sydney colours.svg Greg Inglis1 Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Eastern Suburbs colours.svg
St. George colours.svg Josh Dugan Wing 2Jason Nightingale St. George colours.svg
Melbourne colours.svg Will Chambers Centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall Eastern Suburbs colours.svg
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Michael Jennings Centre Peta Hiku Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg
South Sydney colours.svg Alex Johnston Wing Manu Vatuvei New Zealand colours.svg
North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston Five-Eighth Kieran Foran Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg
Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk Halfback Shaun Johnson New Zealand colours.svg
North Queensland colours.svg Matt Scott Prop Jesse Bromwich Melbourne colours.svg
Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith (c) Hooker Issac Luke South Sydney colours.svg
Wests Tigers colours.svg Aaron Woods Prop Ben Matulino New Zealand colours.svg
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Greg Bird 2nd Row Tohu Harris Melbourne colours.svg
Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday 2nd Row Kevin Proctor Melbourne colours.svg
Brisbane colours.svg Corey Parker Lock Simon Mannering (c) New Zealand colours.svg
Cronulla colours.svg Luke Lewis Interchange Thomas Leuluai New Zealand colours.svg
St. George colours.svg Trent Merrin Interchange Martin Taupau Wests Tigers colours.svg
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Nate Myles Interchange Sam Moa Eastern Suburbs colours.svg
North Queensland colours.svg James Tamou Interchange Greg Eastwood Canterbury colours.svg
Australian colours.svg Tim Sheens Coach Stephen Kearney New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg

1 - Shifted to Fullback taking the place of originally selected Billy Slater who withdrew due to injury. Michael Jennings was promoted from originally 19th Man to Centre.
2 - Replaced originally selected Dallin Watene-Zelezniak who was withdrawn due to suspension.

Match summary[edit]

3 May 2015
4:15pm (AEST)
Australia  12 – 26  New Zealand
Tries:
Sam Thaiday (13') 1
Will Chambers (59') 1

Goals:
Johnathan Thurston 2/2
(14', 59')
[9] Tries:
Manu Vatuvei (20', 28') 2
Shaun Johnson (31') 1
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (40') 1
Goals:
Shaun Johnson 5/6
(8' pen, 29', 33', 39' pen, 40')
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 32,681
Referee: Gerard Sutton Australia
Man of the Match: Manu Vatuvei New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg

Women's Test[edit]

2015 (2015) Anzac Test  ()
12 Total
AUS Australian colours.svg 1012 22
NZL New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg 410 14
Date3 May 2015
StadiumSuncorp Stadium
LocationMilton, Brisbane, Australia
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A Women's rugby league match between the Australian Jillaroos and New Zealand Kiwi Ferns which served as the curtain-raiser for the main game, won 22-14 by the Jillaroos.[10][11]

Women's squads[edit]

Australia Position New Zealand
Samantha Hammond Fullback Janna Vaughan
Karina Brown Wing Atawhai Tupaea
Annette Brander Centre Nora Maaka
Mahalia Murphy Centre Tasha Davie
Latoya Billy Wing Shontelle Dudley
Jenny-Sue Hoepper Five-Eighth Laura Mariu (c)
Ali Brigginshaw Halfback Rona Peters
Steph Hancock (c) Prop Kelly Maipi
Brittany Breayley Hooker Sharnita Woodman
Heather Ballinger Prop Krystal Murray
Kezie Apps 2nd Row Teuila Fotu-Moala
Renae Kunst 2nd Row Hilda Peters
Ruan Sims Lock Kahurangi Peters
Vanessa Foliaki Interchange Georgia Hale
Tallisha Harden Interchange Maitua Feterika
Casy Karklis Interchange Annabelle Hohepa
Simaima Taufa-Kautai Interchange Krystal Rota
Australian colours.svg Steve Folkes Coach Alan Jackson New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg

Match summary[edit]

3 May 2015
2.00pm (AEST)
Australia  22 – 12  New Zealand

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kangaroos side to face Kiwis named". NRL.com. 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Kiwis name Test squads". NRL.com. 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Anzac Test postponed". NRL.com. 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ Webeck, Tony (3 May 2015). "Murphy hat-trick inspires Jillaroos". NRL.com.
  5. ^ Kiwis defeat Kangaroos for third time in a row to win Anzac test 26-12 in Brisbane stuff.co.nz, 3 May 2015
  6. ^ "Kiwis stun Kangaroos in Brisbane". nrl.com. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  7. ^ "ANZAC Test representatives to play for the Charles Savory Medal". nrl.com. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Broncos rookie drafted into Kiwis squad". New Zealand Herald. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  9. ^ Harris, Matt (3 May 2015). "Kiwis stun Kangaroos in Brisbane". NRL.com.
  10. ^ Webeck, Tony (3 May 2015). "Murphy hat-trick inspires Jillaroos". NRL.com.
  11. ^ http://www.nrl.com/jillaroos-preliminary-squad-to-face-kiwis/tabid/10874/newsid/84249/default.aspx

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