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

The announcement was made today at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra by Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry, alongside Canberra Raiders’ representative players Shannon Boyd and Jordan Rapana, as well as NRL Ambassador Alan Tongue.

NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan said GIO Stadium would be a fitting venue for the 2017 Anzac Test.

“The Anzac Test is a very special match and one which is always incredibly competitive. This one will be no different,” Mr Canavan said.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga said the match would be especially significant in a World Cup year.

“It’s important to win against the Kiwis at any time but on this occasion there will be the added incentive of the World Cup,” Mr Meninga said.

“The Kangaroos and I’m sure the Kiwis will be looking to put on the best performance possible to secure a win."

The 2017 Anzac Test will be billed as a double header, with the Jillaroos taking on the Kiwi Ferns prior to the Kangaroos-Kiwis blockbuster.

Tickets on sale – nrl.com/tickets:
• Ticketed members – 2pm Qld, Tuesday 14 February
• Non-ticketed members – 2pm Qld, Tuesday 14 February
• General public – 9am Qld, Wednesday 15 February