It has been a long time coming, but finally, test match rugby league is set to be played at Eden Park once more – with the first of two test matches in 2012, the ANZAC Test – to be played at the venue.
Eden Park, New Zealand’s largest stadium, will host the game on Friday April 20, with David Kennedy, the CEO of Eden Park, welcoming the move and confirmation of the test.
“It’s great to see New Zealand rugby league’s biggest international of the year coming to New Zealand’s premier stadium.”
Jim Doyle, NZRL CEO said:
“It is now an excellent facility and we want the Kiwis to be playing on the biggest and best stage we have.” Doyle continues, “This promises to be a fantastic night out for all families and fans. We’re expecting a great crowd to come along and support the Kiwis.”
The last time New Zealand hosted an ANZAC test, was back in 1998, when the New Zealanders came out on top over the Kangaroos – winning 22-16.
Tickets for the 2012 VB Test Match go on sale through Ticketek (0800 842 538, www.ticketek.co.nz and all agencies,) from Friday, February 3.