30th October 1982 Great Britain 4 Australia 40 Hull
Australia's side for the first Test was built around the new breed of young players Grothe, Pearce, Meninga, Kenny and Sterling. Great Britain included five players aged over the age of thirty and they were competitive in the first half although Australia led 10-4 at half time. In the second half, the Kangaroos demonstrated their superlative skills including pace, guile, teamwork and fitness and scored six stunning tries in the process. The Great Britain team, the crowd and the game in the UK were stunned and have not really recovered to this day.