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The ANZAC Test, or Trans-Tasman Test, is an annual rugby league test match between Australian and New Zealand to honour the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp. Although the test has gone by other names due to sponsorships (the Bundaberg Rum Test from 2004-2008 and the VB Test in 2009), it has predominantly been known as the ANZAC Test since its inception in 1997.

First introduced during the Super League days, the ANZAC Test has become an annual clash on the NRL calender, held on or close to ANZAC Day. It pits the best players from Australia against the best players from New Zealand in a one off match to commemorate those who have served their respective countries.

The first game was played in front almost 25,000 people at the Sydney Football Stadium, also known as Allianz Stadium. Since then, it has been moved to various venues across Australia and New Zealand to allow rugby league fans in different areas to sample test match footy. It has been played at Sydney's Stadium Australia (also known as ANZ Stadium), Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium (known back then as Lang Park) and Auckland's Eden Park and North Harbour Park.

The Aussies have dominated this Test since day one, winning 14 of the 16 contests. The biggest margin was in 2000 when the Kangaroos smashed the Kiwis 52-0.


         

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PREVIOUS ANZAC TEST WINNERS

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YEAR WINNER RUNNERS UP SCORE
2015 NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA 26-12
2014 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 30-18
2013 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 32-12
2012 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 20-12
2011 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 20-10
2010 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 12-8
2009 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 38-10
2008 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 28-12
2007 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 30-6
2006 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND 32-16