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19/04/13 - ANZAC Test: Australia v New Zealand (Premier Sports)

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    • Australia by 13 points or more
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    • Australia by 7 to 12 points
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    • Australia by 1 to 6 points
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    • Draw
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    • New Zealand by 1 to 6 points
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    • New Zealand by 7 to 12 points
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Discuss the ANZAC Test between Australia v New Zealand here.

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Test Teams are.

2013 ANZAC Test teams

Australia Squad:

1 Billy Slater

2 Darius Boyd

3 Greg Inglis

4 Justin Hodges

5 Brett Morris

6 Johnathan Thurston

7 Cooper Cronk

8 Matt Scott

9 Cameron Smith (Capt)

10 James Tamou

11 Greg Bird

12 Sam Thaiday

13 Paul Gallen

Interchange

14 Kurt Gidley

15 Nate Myles

16 Luke Lewis

17 Anthony Watmough

18 Josh Morris

New Zealand Squad:

1 Josh Hoffman

2 Sam Perrett

3 Shaun Kenny-Dowall

4 Dean Whare

5 Jason Nightingale

6 Keiran Foran

7 Shaun Johnson

8 Jesse Bromwich

9 Isaac Luke

10 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

11 Frank Pritchard

12 Kevin Proctor

13 Simon Mannering (capt)

Interchange

14 Elijah Taylor

15 Sam McKendry

16 Ben Matulino

17 Alex Glenn

18 Tohu Harris

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meaningless test match that mirrors the boring Autumn RU Internationals and the Southern RU Tours.

 

Nothing to gain here, just another game.

 

Australia by 18+ in front of under 20K to show just how out of whack the international calendar is.

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meaningless test match that mirrors the boring Autumn RU Internationals and the Southern RU Tours.

 

Nothing to gain here, just another game.

 

Australia by 18+ in front of under 20K to show just how out of whack the international calendar is.

 

This could well be a preview of the World Cup final. Why is it meaningless, especially since it is part of the celebration of the bravery and heroism of Australian and New Zealand soldiers. Do you know what the word patriotism means. If so, see if you can find some allegiance to your country or allow others to do so without htis meaningless negative post.

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The Kiwis tend to do better in tournaments, compared to ANZAC matches. While there's a lot of talent in the NZ team, I'd expect the Kangaroos to be better on the night and more together as a team, to win by a comfortable margin.

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This could well be a preview of the World Cup final. Why is it meaningless, especially since it is part of the celebration of the bravery and heroism of Australian and New Zealand soldiers. Do you know what the word patriotism means. If so, see if you can find some allegiance to your country or allow others to do so without htis meaningless negative post.

 

I have nothing against the celebration of Anzacs and the war dead. I just don't think that this game has any meaning to the representative game. A world cup later this year, S.O.O. to come very shortly. In November when the World Cup is won or lost, who will care if they won the Anzac test earlier in the year. No mid-season internationals when there are end of season internationals planned. 

 

If it meant anything to the RL public in Aus, they would be there in huge numbers. It doesn't, so they won't.

 

Don't give me celebration of the Anzacs either. This fixture was started as a poor answer to the annual Anzac day game between Essendon and Carlton.

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Tha Kangaroos selection, while immensely strong, is a little conservative.

Justin Hodges' selection in the centres is a case in point - a very good player in his prime but someone who has slowed up considerably after persistent injury has taken its toll. What kind of impact has he made this year for Brisbane? Kurt Gidley's in for his utility value - but has barely played and has yet to distinguish himself at Origin level... while Melbourne's former Wigan back rower looks a superior player to Lewis and Watmough.

For NZ, it seems that they are cursed never to be able to play their very best 13. I'm happy that they've decided against putting in the decent, hard-working but limited back-rower Mannering in the centres - and I'd be starting both Matulino and Harris.

I'd like NZ to win but suspect an Australia victory by a margin of 18+ points. From what I've read, it looks like there'll be a 25000 sell-out at Canberra which should provide a vibrant backdrop to a fixture that is likely to attract very high TV ratings.

The only way that this could be improved upon is for the return of a 3 Test-match series - with England awaiting their turn.

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Why is jamal idris never selected? racism springs to mind!!!!! Hope I'm wrong.

Inconsistency, perhaps? When he's on his game, he's a destructive player, but sometimes you wonder if he's awake.

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Why is jamal idris never selected? racism springs to mind!!!!! Hope I'm wrong.

Yes, because Australia never pick black players...

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No SBW?

Could have put another 20k bums on seats....

 

I read he was thinking of playing for Samoa in the World Cup this year, which I would like to think rules him out of playing for NZ in April.

 

It does surprise me as you would think he would be dead keen to be in the squad with a view to picking up a winners medal in both rugby world cups. Can't think of anyone else who has achieved this. 

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No SBW?

Could have put another 20k bums on seats....

SBW was not made available for selection due to injury. Canberra only holds around 25000 and it is heading for a sell-out.

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SBW was not made available for selection due to injury. Canberra only holds around 25000 and it is heading for a sell-out.

SBW is 'injured' basically meaning he can't be bothered to play in this test, I'd imagine he'll play in the WC for NZ though.

Idris has played for Australia in the past but isn't in the kind of form to merit selection.

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I read he was thinking of playing for Samoa in the World Cup this year, which I would like to think rules him out of playing for NZ in April.

 

It does surprise me as you would think he would be dead keen to be in the squad with a view to picking up a winners medal in both rugby world cups. Can't think of anyone else who has achieved this. 

 

As trakl states, SBW is injured. But just on your point about he was thinking about playing for Samoa, it was actually Parramatta's Reni Maitua who came out and stated that he was trying to persuade Sonny Bill to turn out for the Samoans. I don't think at any point has Sonny BIll said this himself.

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The Australia side is strong and is very much the tried and tested. Some of that bench have been around for donkey's.

Surprising, actually, since the Aussies usually use this fixture to 'tie down' a few Islanders.

They'll win by about 16 I think.

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Why is jamal idris never selected? racism springs to mind!!!!! Hope I'm wrong.

Made it onto the RL meltdown Twitter account with that post congratulations.

I'd have Josh Morris ahead of Hodges but apart from that couldn't pick a much stronger Aussie side.

Every Aussie is tried and tested at international level. They consistently beat NZ is anzac tests and I can't see this being any different.

Aus 28 - 12.

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Made it onto the RL meltdown Twitter account with that post congratulations.

I'd have Josh Morris ahead of Hodges but apart from that couldn't pick a much stronger Aussie side.

Every Aussie is tried and tested at international level. They consistently beat NZ is anzac tests and I can't see this being any different.

Aus 28 - 12.

How you mean???

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I'd have Josh Morris ahead of Hodges but apart from that couldn't pick a much stronger Aussie side.

 

 

 

Me too

 

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Why is jamal idris never selected? racism springs to mind!!!!! Hope I'm wrong.

What a stupid statement. Even more so looking at the current Australian backbone. Hope you're joking because you're definately wrong.

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So a mid season international in Australia's capital with a sell out crowd in World Cup year...

Sounds terribly positive to me, although the amusing negativity on here made me giggle over my cornflakes this morning.

Oz to win by 10 I reckon and a great game in the offing. I love Rugby League!

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