New Zealand 6 lost to Australia 27
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- Sunday, June 1st, 1980
- Kevin Steel
- Carlaw Park (Auckland)
|Tries||Alan Thompson (2)|
|Goals||Michael O'Donnell (3)||Michael Cronin (6/8)|
|Fullback||1.||Michael O'Donnell||1.||Garry Dowling|
|Wing||2.||Kevin Fisher||2.||Chris Anderson|
|Centre||3.||Olsen Filipaina||3.||Michael Cronin|
|Centre||4.||James Leuluai||4.||Greg Brentnall|
|Wing||5.||Dane O'Hara (c)||5.||Kerry Boustead|
|Five-Eighth||6.||Gordon Smith||6.||Alan Thompson|
|Halfback||7.||Shane Varley||7.||Tom Raudonikis|
|Front Row||8.||Mark Broadhurst||8.||Rod Morris|
|Hooker||9.||Howie Tamati||9.||George Peponis (c)|
|Front Row||10.||Paul Teariki||10.||Craig Young|
|Second Row||11.||Kevin Tamati||11.||Rod Reddy|
|Second Row||12.||Barry Edkins||12.||Les Boyd|
|Lock||13.||Mark Graham||13.||Ray Price|
|Coach||Cecil Mountford||Frank Stanton|
"The ABC Of Rugby League" incorrectly lists the same team for this game as the following test. According to the Sydney Morning Herald (May 31, 1980), the team was (sic):
Dowling, Anderson, Cronin, Brentnall, Boustead, Thompson, Raudonokis; Price, Boyd, Reddy, Young, Peponis (c), Morris. Reserves: Steve Martin, Graeme Wynn.
The article also noted that selectors preferred "proven test player" Les Boyd over newcomer Graeme Wynn for the match.
Also the Monday edition of the Herald confirmed there were no substitutions during the match. Kevin Tamati and Les Boyd were at loggerheads and were "lucky not to be sent off".
It also declared Garry Dowling as the best on ground.
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