14 Facts About Australian Kangaroos


In 1899, an Australian Kangaroos team was formed using players from Queensland and New South Wales for the first time.

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The first Australian Kangaroos arrived in England on 27 September 1908 and played their first-ever test against the Northern Union in December in London.

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Australian Kangaroos was 18 years and 181 days old when playing a tour match against a New Zealand XIII at Huntly.

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The Australian Kangaroos took on the Kiwis one more time later in the year, this time in Townsville.

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In front of a sold-out crowd, the Australian Kangaroos won the test-match with another eight point victory.

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Australian Kangaroos took up an advisory role with English domestic club Salford Red Devils and therefore resigned as coach of the Australian national team.

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Australian Kangaroos believes Australia should've put much more points on a 'weakened' New Zealand team missing many regular players through various reasons.

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Meninga's Roos made the final tournament match look easy, as the Australian Kangaroos dominated their opponents with a 26-point victory, claiming their third tournament title in the process.

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Australian Kangaroos became the first Australian to wear the gold chevron on his shoulder after a new initiative created by Meninga last year.

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The Australian Kangaroos went on to retain the World Cup at Lang Park, the venue, at which they lost the World Cup final, when the tournament was last held in Australia.

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In 1997 during the Super League war, the Super League only Australian Kangaroos team wore a green shirt with a blue and yellow chevron for the Anzac Test against New Zealand and the Super League Test series against Great Britain.

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The Australian Kangaroos played three warm up games against Huddersfield, Sheffield and Cumbria wearing a predominantly white jersey with large green and gold diamonds in the shape of kit supplier Umbro.

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From 1908 to 1967, the Australian Kangaroos team performed a war cry before Tests played in Great Britain and France.

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Current coach of the Australian Kangaroos team is former team captain and Immortal Mal Meninga, who was appointed coach in late 2015 after the resignation of Tim Sheens who coached the team from 2009 to 2015.

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