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New Zealand Kiwis vs Australian Kangaroos start time: When does the Trans-Tasman Test start? Date, venue, key information

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12th October, 2018
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New Zealand and Australia will renew their Trans-Tasman rivalry in an end-of-year Test at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday, October 13.

» Kiwis vs Kangaroos live scores, blog

The match used to be played in the middle od the season near Anzac Day, during the NRL’s representative round over the last few seasons.

With State of Origin and an England against New Zealand Test in Denver being played during that round this year, the Test was moved to the end of the season by the RLIF.

This match will serve as important preparation for New Zealand, who are about to tour England, while Australia also take on Tonga next weekend.

Key game information: New Zealand vs Australia international

Date: Saturday, October 13
Kick-off: 5:45pm (AEST)
Venue: Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
TV: Live, Fox League 502, Nine Network
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel now, 9Now
Betting: New Zealand $1.85, Australia $1.95
Overall record: Played 135, Australia 100, New Zealand 32, drawn 3
Last meeting: May 5, 2017 – Australia 30 defeat New Zealand 12 at Canberra Stadium
Last five: Australia 5, New Zealand 0
Record at venue: Played 5, Australia 3, New Zealand 1, Drawn 1


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