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The NRL also called off the curtain-raiser - the women's test between Australia's Jillaroos and New Zealand's Kiwi Ferns - which was scheduled to kick off at 7.30pm.
Organisers monitored the sodden Suncorp Stadium before making a final call on the test at 8.20pm. The match will now be played on Sunday.
Only once in rugby league history has a test involving Australia been postponed.
It occurred way back in 1948 in the Australia-Great Britain third Ashes test at Bradford due to fog.
Heavy showers have hit south-east Queensland for the past 24 hours, flooding Brisbane suburbs, cutting highways and disrupting public transport.