The Rhinos were successful back then but that was 12 years ago
This October in Sydney, South Africa and Italy meet again in test match rugby league
The match will be played at Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park on Friday October 12 with a
7 30 pm kick off.
Italy will be fielding a team of talented young players of Australian /Italian heritage
As was the case with the South Africa / Malta test back in June, the Rhinos will be drawing on players from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Both countries will be looking at developing their players for their respective RLWC 21 campaigns
This test recognises the great relationship that both countries share and it is another step forward to an ongoing partnership on and off the field.
The match will be live streamed. The link will be posted shortly before kick off on the South African Rugby League and Italian Rugby League facebook pages
Game day schedule
Italy Heritage u13s v Aust Indigenous U13s - 4 pm
Italy Heritage U16s v Malta U16s - 5pm
Italy Heritage U18s v Malta U18s - 6:15 pm
Italy v South Africa 7:30 pm