Game of the Century to screen on ANZAC Day

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Played at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on 15 July 2000, the Test pitted the reigning Rugby World Cup champions and Bledisloe Cup holders Australia against a star-studded All Blacks side in front of a world record crowd of 109,874.


The match lived up to its billing with end-to-end tries, tension, drama, lead changes and a last gasp match-winner to earn its label as ‘The Game of the Century’.


At the time, now deceased former All Blacks prop and commentator John Drake said in his NZ Herald column: "It was the best Test I have seen, and undoubtedly one of the greatest matches of all time. Rugby followers across the Tasman generally regard the All Blacks' match against the Barbarians in 1973 as the greatest game. But those I talked to believe Saturday night's match deserves that accolade," Drake wrote.


Fans are encouraged to get active during the live screening with AIG donating a signed All Blacks jersey to be given away to the fan who posts the most-liked comment on the facebook game thread.


The Game of the Century will screen live on the All Blacks Facebook page and Youtube channel at 7.30pm on ANZAC Day (Saturday 25 April).



All Blacks: 15: Christian Cullen 14: Tana Umaga 13: Alama Ieremia 12: Pita Alatini 11: Jonah Lomu 10: Andrew Mehrtens 9: Justin Marshall 8: Ron Cribb 7: Scott Robertson 6: Taine Randell 5: Norm Maxwell 4: Todd Blackadder (capt) 3: Kees Meeuws 2: Anton Oliver 1: Carl Hoeft


Reserves: Leon MacDonald, Tony Brown, Byron Kellehar, Josh Kronfeld, Troy Flavell, Mark Hammett, Craig Dowd


Australia: 15: Chris Latham 14:  Stirling Mortlock 13: Daniel Herbert 12: Jason Little 11: Joe Roff 10: Stephen Larkham 9: George Gregan 8: Jim Williams 7: David Wilson 6: Mark Connors 5: John Eales (capt) 4: David Giffin 3: Fletcher Dyson 2: Michael Foley 1: Richard Harry


Reserves: Glenn Panoho, Sam Cordingley, Jeremy Paul, Troy Jacques, Toutai Kefu, Rod Kafer, Andrew Walker



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