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The 1997 ANZAC test was the first annual Anzac test played between Australia and New Zealand. Conceived by the rebel Super League competition, any players aligned with the Australian Rugby League were not available for selection.[1] The game was played on ANZAC Day, 25 April 1997 at the Sydney Football Stadium in front of 23,829 and was won by Australia 34-22.

1997 (1997) Anzac Test  ()
12 Total
AUS Australian colours.svg 2014 34
NZL New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg 022 22
Date25 April 1997
StadiumSydney Football Stadium
LocationSydney, New South Wales, Australia
RefereesStuart Cummings England
Attendance23,829
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Contents

SquadsEdit

Match SummaryEdit

25 April 1997
7:30pm (AEST)
Australia   34 – 22   New Zealand
Tries
David Furner (2)
Wendell Sailor (2)
Darren Smith
Craig Gower
Goals
Ryan Girdler (5/7)
[2] Tries
Stacey Jones
Daryl Halligan
Robbie Paul
Sean Hoppe
Goals
Daryl Halligan (3/4)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fryers, Andy (2 May 2014). "Stats show Kiwis' abysmal Anzac Test record". stuff.co.nz. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ 1997 ANZAC Test

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