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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 3, 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]

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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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-gameEdit

National anthemsEdit

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

SquadsEdit

Australia Position New Zealand
  Greg Inglis1 Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck  
  Josh Dugan Wing 2Jason Nightingale  
  Will Chambers Centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall  
  Michael Jennings Centre Peta Hiku  
  Alex Johnston Wing Manu Vatuvei  
  Johnathan Thurston Five-Eighth Kieran Foran  
  Cooper Cronk Halfback Shaun Johnson  
  Matt Scott Prop Jesse Bromwich  
  Cameron Smith (c) Hooker Issac Luke  
  Aaron Woods Prop Ben Matulino  
  Greg Bird 2nd Row Tohu Harris  
  Sam Thaiday 2nd Row Kevin Proctor  
  Corey Parker Lock Simon Mannering (c)  
  Luke Lewis Interchange Thomas Leuluai  
  Trent Merrin Interchange Martin Taupau  
  Nate Myles Interchange Sam Moa  
  James Tamou Interchange Greg Eastwood  
  Tim Sheens Coach Stephen Kearney  

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2 - Replaced originally selected Dallin Watene-Zelezniak who was withdrawn due to suspension.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 summaryEdit

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  
Man of the Match: Manu Vatuvei  

Women's TestEdit

2015 (2015) Anzac Test  ()
12 Total
AUS   1012 22
NZL   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 squadsEdit

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
  Steve Folkes Coach Alan Jackson  

Match summaryEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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