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Canberra’s GIO Stadium will host the 2017 NRL ANZAC Test between Australia and New Zealand on Friday May 5.

The announcement was made today at the War Memorial by Sports Minister Yvette Berry, Raiders players Shannon Boyd and Jordan Rapana, as well as NRL Ambassador Alan Tongue.

Minister Berry said Canberra’s the ideal city to host games of this quality.

“In 2013 a sell-out crowd of almost 26,000 packed GIO Stadium when the Kangaroos beat the Kiwis 32-12. I have no doubt Canberrans will embrace the chance to see their heroes in action again,” Minister Berry said.

The Test will not only delight local NRL fans but also boost our economy, with the last ANZAC Test generating $1.8 million for the ACT.

And with Singapore Airlines now flying from Wellington to Canberra, it’ll be even easier for our neighbours across the ditch to join us!

Tickets go on sale to Raiders members at 10am tomorrow (Tuesday, February 14) and to the general public at 10am on Wednesday February 15.

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