AAMI Park to host Four Nations
AAMI Park will play host to Australia and England on Sunday 2 November during the 2014 Four Nations tournament.
NRL Head of Football, Todd Greenberg, today joined QRL Chairman Peter Betros and CEO Rob Moore, Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens, Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney and Test stars Sam Thaiday (Australia), Jack Reed (England) and Alex Glenn (New Zealand) in Brisbane to unveil the tournament schedule.
The 2014 tournament includes World Champions and Four Nations holders Australia, New Zealand, England and the winner of the mid-season Pacific Test between Fiji and Samoa on Saturday 3 May.
The match between Australia and England, hosted at AAMI Park on Sunday 2 November will give rugby league fans in Melbourne the chance to see an International Test match on their own doorstep with several Melbourne Storm players in line for Kangaroos selection.
AAMI Park has previously hosted two rugby league internationals, with the ANZAC Test Match in 2010 between Australia and New Zealand marking the venue's official opening. The stadium last hosted international rugby league in October, 2010 as a part of the end of season Four Nations Tournament. On that occasion Australia defeated England 34-14 with Billy Slater and Cameron Smith combining to score 14 points between them.
Cameron Smith passes during Australia's Four Nations clash with England at AAMI Park in 2010.
2014 FOUR NATIONS SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 25: Australia v New Zealand, England v Pacific Team at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
Saturday, November 1: New Zealand v Pacific Team at Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Sunday, November 2: Australia v England at AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday, November 8: New Zealand v England at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.
Sunday, November 9: Australia v Pacific Team at WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Saturday, November 15: Four Nations Final at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.