By Richard Cowley, Updated: 19/4/13

The Kiwis mission against Australia has just been made harder with Sonny Bill Williams being ruled out of selection due to a knee injury.  With Williams ruled out of the team the Kiwis will now be without their two biggest stars, with Benji Marshall ruled out due to a toe injury last week.

Kiwis high performance team manager Tony Kemp has resigned from his position which has left Kiwis assistant coach Tony Iro to take over as high performance team manager at the last minute. 

Kiwis Coach Stephen Kearney was looking for some stability but Simon Mannering pulled out just before kick-off due to injury. Keiran Foran has now been named as captain of team.

Australia at this stage will be going into the test match with a full strength squad pending any injuries or suspensions from the weekend games. Cameron Smith will once again captain the Kangaroos with Tim Sheens continuing as Coach.

Tohu Harris has been brought into the Kiwi squad on standby for Jeremy Smith, Who might miss out if his appeal against suspension is unsuccessful.

Both teams have made their way to Canberra to prepare for the match.

The game itself will see Canberra host a Australia v New Zealand test match for the first time. The match will take place on Friday (19th April) with kick-off set for 8pm AEST. The telecast with the game preview will be live on Channel 9 from 7.30pm.

After last minute negotiations Sky New Zealand will now provide TV coverage of the Anzac Test on Friday night for New Zealand viewers.

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2013 ANZAC Test teams

Australia Squad: 

1 Billy Slater
2 Darius Boyd
3 Greg Inglis
4 Justin Hodges
5 Brett Morris
6 Johnathan Thurston
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Matt Scott
9 Cameron Smith (Capt)
10 James Tamou
11 Greg Bird
12 Sam Thaiday
13 Paul Gallen


14 Kurt Gidley
15 Nate Myles
16 Luke Lewis
17 Anthony Watmough

New Zealand Squad: 

1 Josh Hoffman
2 Sam Perrett
3 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
4 Dean Whare
5 Jason Nightingale
6 Keiran Foran (capt)
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Isaac Luke
10 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
11 Frank Pritchard
12 Kevin Proctor
13 Alex Glenn


14 Elijah Taylor
15 Sam McKendry
16 Ben Matulino
17 Tohu Harris