Updated Date: 2/5/14

The New Zealand Kiwis will be after revenge when they meet the Australian Kangaroos on Friday the 2nd of May. The Annual ANZAC test will return to the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park with kick-off pencilled in for 7.30pm.

Stephen Kearney has managed retain the coaching job for the Kiwis and he will be hoping his side can restore some pride in the Kiwis jersey. The Kiwis were dusted up in the 2013 RLWC Final with the Australians running riot 34-2 in front of a world record 74,468 fans at Old Trafford.

ANZAC Test crowds in Sydney over the years have been pretty disappointing. The ARLC will need to get the marketing of this match right so the fixture receives the crowd befitting of a test match.

Australia and New Zealand will be to co-hosting the 2017 RLWC. With the bidding process yet to begin for the hosting of individual matches, World Cup organisers will be watching with interest to gauge how interested Sydney siders are in test rugby league. Brisbane hosted the 2008 RLWC Final in front of a sell-out crowd. If the crowds don’t improve in Sydney there will be a big chance the Queenslanders will also host the 2017 RLWC final.

The game will be shown live on Channel 9 (On delay in some Australian States & Fox Sports) with live radio streams available from the usual Australian broadcasters. In New Zealand live on Sky Sports 2 9.30pm. Delayed on Prime from 12am.

Tickets for the 2014 ANZAC Test on May the 2nd can be purchased at Ticketek.

Australia v New Zealand – Friday May 2nd 2014 – Kick-off 7.30pm Local time

(Time Zones – kick-off times)
Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 7:30:00 PM
Brisbane (Australia – Queensland) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 7:30:00 PM
Melbourne (Australia – Victoria) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 7:30:00 PM
Adelaide (Australia – South Australia) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 7:00:00 PM
Perth (Australia – Western Australia) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 5:30:00 PM
Auckland (New Zealand)Friday, 2 May 2014 at 9:30:00 PM
New York (U.S.A. – New York) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 5:30:00 AM
London (United Kingdom – England) Friday, 2 May 2014 at 10:30:00 AM

New Zealand Kiwis Squad

1. Peta Hiku (Manly Sea Eagles)
2. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Sydney Roosters)
3. Dean Whare (Penrith Panthers)
4. Gerard Beale (St George-Illawarra Dragons)
5. Jason Nightingale (St George-Illawarra Dragons)
6. Isaac John (Penrith Panthers)
7. Shaun Johnson (NZ Warriors)
8. Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)
9. Ben Henry (NZ Warriors)
10. Sam Moa (Sydney Roosters)
11. Simon Mannering (c) (NZ Warriors)
12. Kevin Proctor (Melbourne Storm)
13. Adam Blair (Wests Tigers)

Interchange:
14. Siliva Havili (NZ Warriors)
15. Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers)
16. Greg Eastwood (Canterbury Bulldogs)
17. Tohu Harris (Melbourne Storm)

18th man Kenny Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)

Coach: Stephan Kearney

Australian Kangaroos Squad

1. Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)
2. Brett Morris (St George Illawarra Dragons)
3. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
4. Josh Morris (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
5. Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights)
6. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
7. Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
8. Matt Scott (North Queensland Cowboys)
9. Cameron Smith (c) (Melbourne Storm)
10. James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys)
11. Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans)
12. Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters),
13. Paul Gallen (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Interchange:
14. Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
15. Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)
16. Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans)
17. Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos)

18th man Brent Tate (North Queensland Cowboys)

Coach: Tim Sheens

Officials

Referee: Shayne Hayne (AUS)
Touch Judges: Anthony Eliott (NZ) and Russell Turner (AUS)
Video Referees: Henry Perenara (NZ) and Steve Clark (AUS)

 

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