International Rugby League will move to Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium in 2016 as part of Representative Round in May.
The NRL today released the schedule for Representative Round, highlighted by a Test between Australia and New Zealand at Hunter Stadium and a Pacific Double Header at Parramatta’s Pirtek Stadium.
The Trans-Tasman Test match at Hunter Stadium, to be played on Friday May 6, will be Mal Meninga’s first match as coach of the Kangaroos.
The Australian Jillaroos will also take on the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns in the curtain-raiser to the Trans-Tasman Test.
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said Representative Round would showcase international Rugby League at its best.
“Once again, to have Australia and New Zealand clashing, along with our best women and junior players, will be wonderful to see,” Mr Greenberg said.
“The Trans-Tasman Test will be an extremely important match for both teams, in a Four Nations year, and the fact it will be Mal’s first match in charge of the Kangaroos will ensure it is a little more special.
“International Rugby League is a real priority for us and this Representative Round will feature some great match-ups.”
2016 REPRESENTATIVE ROUND
May 6 - Australia v New Zealand, Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
May 6 – Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns, Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
May 7 – Pacific Double Header, Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
May 7 – Junior Kangaroos v Junior Kiwis, Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
May 8 – AAMI Country v City, Scully Park, Tamworth