The much anticipated mid-season 2012 ANZAC test is scheduled for this weekend and will be played at Eden Park in Auckland. The series is 11-1 in Australia's favour although the last two matches have been very close and the previous NZ win was in Auckland in 1998.
Perhaps the Kiwis can turn the upset again on home soil, there has been some controversy with James Tamou being selected by the Roos, as well news of Australia keeping a "file" of supposed Kiwi dirty play is adding to the tensions. Hopefully this will lead to a high intensity game.
Here are your lineups.
Starters: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Akuila Uate, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Paul Gallen (vc), Cameron Smith (c), David Shillington, David Taylor, Sam Thaiday, Luke Lewis.
Interchange: Interchange: Daly Cherry-Evans, Ben Hannant, James Tamou, Anthony Watmough. 18th man: Matt Gillett.
New Zealand Kiwis:
Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Nathan Fien, Alex Glenn, Josh Hoffman, Shaun Johnson, Shaun Kenny-Dowell, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Benji Marshall, Sam McKendry, Jason Nightingale, Jarad Warea-Hargraves, Frank Pritchard, Jeremy Smith, Jason Taumalolo, Manu Vatuvei