Centenary Test Will Be Played In

New Zealand's 100th rugby league international against Australia later this year will still be played in Auckland, despite the likely unavailability of Ericsson Stadium.

New Zealand Rugby League chairman Selwyn Pearson yesterday said he expected the $23 million redevelopment of Ericsson Stadium to start by the October 18 test date.

"But the test will remain in Auckland. Probably the only suitable stadiums are North Harbour and Eden Park," he said.