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NRL Mailbox: Test in Townsville

NRL.com Wed, Jul 04, 2012 - 9:00 AM

We’ve received numerous questions in relation to the upcoming Test in Townsville on October 13 so we’ve provided some information below for fans.

Tickets to the Test will go on sale through Ticketek on the following dates:

17 July: Cowboys Members

18 July: All other members

19 July to 24 July: NRL.com + Defence

25 July: General Public on sale

Ticket prices and sale details will be available on NRL.com the week before the match.

The decision to hold the October 13 Australia v New Zealand Test in Townsville this year will give North Queensland its first Trans-Tasman encounter as the Four Nations champions take on the reigning World Cup champions.

It also reflects the success of ongoing partnerships between Rugby League and Events Queensland that have seen the All Stars, Test matches and a World Cup Final played in the ‘Sunshine State’, where Queenslanders have shown great support for international Rugby League.

North Queensland has hosted three Tests between Australia and PNG in Townsville in 1992, 2000 and 2008 (World Cup) as well as a World Cup play-off match in Rockhampton in 2008.

The 2012 Test is supported by the Queensland Government through Events QLD and Townsville Enterprise Limited.

There’s great support for Rugby League in North Queensland and the decision to take the only Australian-based Test of 2012 to Townsville is recognition of that support.

The 2012 Test will kick-off at 6.30pm and more than 20,000 people are expected to attend this match so be sure to secure your tickets quickly!