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2016 NRL All Stars Teams

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  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Teams named for NRL All Stars match
    Tue 15 Dec, 2015, 12:10pmNRL Media, EMAIL

    Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston.
    Some of the biggest names in the NRL have been chosen to play in the NRL Harvey Norman All Stars match in Brisbane in February.

    For the first time, a World All Stars team has been chosen to take on the reigning champion Indigenous All Stars team at Suncorp Stadium on February 13.

    It will include stars of the calibre of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Semi Radradra, James Graham and Martin Taupau.

    Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley and World All Stars coach Wayne Bennett named their teams in Brisbane today, with both expecting the match to be one of the best in the six years of the match.

    Sam Burgess (World All Stars) and James Roberts (Indigenous All Stars) have been included in their respective squads, subject to finalising NRL contracts before the match is played.

    Daley said his team would again be headed by Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis but would also include emerging stars including Chris Grevsmuhl and Jack Wighton.

    “This is such a special game for our players,” Daley said.

    “The online voting and competition for positions was so intense – and the players want to be part of this match.

    “We have picked a strong side full of players who have represented at the highest level for years.

    “And it never hurts to have the Dally M Player of the year and Grand Final hero as your captain!”

    Bennett was also full of praise for his side.

    “The extended option to pick a World All Stars team means our fans will get the chance to see two high quality teams in the 2016 event,” Bennett said.

    “It is a new challenge for these guys to be playing alongside each other rather than against and one that I am sure they will relish.”

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Kate Jones, said the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match reinforced Queensland’s position as host to Australia’s best live events in the best destinations.

    “It is a great time for the fans to see both teams taking shape, and to get excited about the game in February next year,” Minister Jones said.

    “The new World All Stars concept is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and has created an exciting energy around the match, with tens of thousands of supporters expected to crowd Suncorp Stadium when their rugby league heroes take to the field.

    “Major events such as this are vital to Brisbane’s tourism industry, which generates $6.3 billion to the local economy and supports almost 65,000 jobs.”

    Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, Linda Burney, joined Minister Jones in support of the match.

    “This match is a significant highlight on the rugby league calendar and I have no doubt that we will see plenty of support and good will for both teams,” Ms Burney said.

    Tickets are on sale now at www.nrl.com/tickets, with prices starting at $20 for an adult and $50 for a family pass.

    Fans can purchase their All Stars merchandise at www.nrlshop.com and click on ‘teams’.

    For all the details on the week-long celebration and match, head to www.nrl.com/allstars.

    Both teams will be in Brisbane in the week leading up to the match, with a range of community activities planned, including an Indigenous Youth Summit and open fan sessions to meet players.

    The two teams named today to face each other at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday February 13 are:

    Indigenous All Stars
    1 Greg Inglis
    2 Alex Johnston
    3 Will Chambers
    4 Blake Ferguson
    5 Dane Gagai
    6 Ben Barba
    7 Johnathan Thurston (c)
    8 Ryan James
    9 Nathan Peats
    10 Sam Thaiday
    11 Greg Bird
    12 Joel Thompson
    13 Chris Grevsmuhl
    14 Andrew Fifita
    15 Wade Graham
    16 Tyrone Peachey
    17 James Roberts
    18 Tyrone Roberts
    19 Ray Thompson
    20 Jack Wighton
    Coach: Laurie Daley

    World All Stars
    1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    2 Semi Radradra
    3 Jarrod Croker
    4 Josh Morris
    5 Antonio Winterstein
    6 Gareth Widdop
    7 Trent Hodkinson
    8 James Graham
    9 Cameron Smith (c)
    10 Paul Gallen
    11 Tyson Frizell
    12 Simon Mannering
    13 Sam Burgess
    14 Tom Burgess
    15 Kane Evans
    16 Robbie Farah
    17 Lachlan Maranta
    18 Nene McDonald
    19 Trent Merrin
    20 Martin Taupau
    Coach: Wayne Bennett
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  3. Berkeley_Eagle

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    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I'm whelmed.
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      • HoldenV8

        HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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        Can someone explain how Paul Gallen keeps getting picked?

        How in hell was Sam Burgess picked when he has not played a game of league since the 2014 NRL GF????? And the NRL have yet to allow Souffs to officially sign him so technically he isn't even a league player right now.

        Robbie Farah, speculation that he won't even be playing first grade at the Tigers, gets picked......
        Last edited: Dec 15, 2015
      • Mals

        Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        With the no.20 jersey on he should be ok :thumbsup: Or do they allow truck loads of reserves for this All Stars game?? :wondering:
      • The Wheel

        The Wheel Well-Known Member

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        Why can't we put Luke Burgess forward as our rep? Surely Marty cannot be fit for this game after the end of season tour
      • tookey

        tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        The game lost any credibility when they selected Lachlan Maranta and Nene McDonald.
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        • R3

          R3 Bird gang affiliate Premium Member

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          World All-stars is a big stretch for some of those players, but from memory they use the full 20 man squad in addition to unlimited interchange.
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          • Stuey Davis Socks

            Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            But where's gorgeous George? Looks like he's been dumped despite starring in last year's game.
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            • naw017

              naw017 Member

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              So Lachlan maranta is the best Bronco player available is he wayne? What an absolute joke we need to get Marty out of this farce somehow
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              • sheridanstand78

                sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                Its a game that you just hope that no one gets hurt. I would rather this blame be played at the end of the season so it does not impact on clubs.
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                • SeaEagle9413

                  SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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                  He even got Man of the Match that game! Something is very fishy here... I'm not even sure if he is still with the Dragons!
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                  • castle eagle

                    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    yeah, we should offer up wiliame instead@:D
                  • globaleagle

                    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    He retired from being Indigenous....obv!
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                    • robbiea

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                    • Rex

                      Rex Well-Known Member

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                      Disingenuous indigenous

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