2017 All Stars Game

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  1. rhugh89

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    Newcastle set to host NRL All Stars game in 2017


    Barry Toohey, The Daily Telegraph
    August 23, 2016 5:27pm



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    [FONT=&amp]NEWCASTLE is poised to host next year’s NRL’s All Stars game with the match to be played outside of Queensland for the first time.

    NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan will be in Newcastle on Wednesday to make the official announcement that Hunter Stadium will be the venue for the 2017 pre-season clash between the Indigenous All Stars and the World All Stars.

    Indigenous All Stars representatives Dane Gagai and Rebecca Young and All Stars representatives Trent Hodkinson and Sam Bremner will attend the announcement along with Chair of the ARL indigenous Council, MP Linda Burney and Executive Director of major sponsor Harvey Norman, David Ackery.

    Since the game was first played in 2010, it has been held at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium or on the Gold Coast.

    Earlier this season with the future of the concept under a cloud, it attracted 37,399 fans to Suncorp Stadium.


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  2. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's good to see Newcastle finally get some recognition for bigger games. Two in two years with the Test now this.
     
  3. ryan.berger.56

    ryan.berger.56 Todd Bates

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    Might get some quality football played there for a change :)
     
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    IanG Darren Treacy

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    Already got my ticket.

    I kind of thought it would've been on the Gold Coast or Brisbane. Nice that I'll be able to got and be at home.

    Went to the one up at Suncorp back in 2013. Great atmosphere. A game that you can just sit back and enjoy the contest.
     
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    Harvey Norman All Stars heads to Newcastle


    Wed 24 Aug, 2016, 10:39am
    Media Release, NRL



    Newcastle will host the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars for the first time next year, with tickets going on sale today to the match to be played on Friday 10 February at Hunter Stadium.

    Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, Linda Burney MP said next year's All Stars would mark an important milestone as the first time the event would be played outside of Queensland.

    It would also help ensure that the messages and benefits of the All Stars week spread to New South Wales in 2017.

    "This year's men's and women's All Stars matches were a huge success and well supported both in the lead up to the games and the games themselves," Ms Burney said.

    "I have no doubt that Indigenous and non-Indigenous New South Wales fans in particular will jump at the chance to see the best male and female players line up against each other in Newcastle in February next year."

    NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said he was delighted Newcastle will host the 2017 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars.

    "Newcastle is a perfect choice for the All Stars matches, and I'm pleased the NRL have partnered with the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW to secure this match for the Hunter.

    "Thousands of visitors are expected to travel to Newcastle for the matches, which will provide a massive boost to the local economy.

    After hosting the ANZAC Test Match earlier this year, Hunter Stadium is ready for All Stars action and I encourage all fans to book their tickets today."

    The NRL confirmed early bird NRL club member ticket prices were on sale from 1pm today and would start at $10, with general public tickets on sale from Monday 29 August.

    Get your Harvey Norman All Stars tickets now


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    Indigenous All Stars voting open


    Mon 07 Nov, 2016, 1:00pm
    NRL.com


    Rugby League fans are invited to become official selectors and pick their Indigenous All Stars team, which will take on the World All Stars in Newcastle on Friday, February 10, 2017.

    Online public voting for the Indigenous All Stars team is underway, with voting open until 3.00pm Friday, December 2 for fans to help select a 20-man squad.

    A week-long event that celebrates Rugby League's commitment to Indigenous Australia culminates in the Indigenous All Stars v World All Stars match, to be held in Newcastle on Friday 10th February 2017.

    Play your part by selecting the team that represents the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to take on the World All Stars.

    The Indigenous All Stars will be out to prove themselves against a World Team consisting of a host of internationals.

    Representing their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, the Indigenous All Stars will play with plenty of pride and passion as they take the field in one of the most significant NRL Matches in the season calendar.

    VOTING PROCESS

    Fans are asked to vote from the short list of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players to form the team that will take on the World All Stars early in 2017.

    Voting will be open for four weeks, beginning Monday, 10.00am November 7th and will close 3.00pm Friday, December 2nd.

    The team will then be announced in early December.

    For more details and to vote, fans can visit nrl.com/allstars


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    Mal Meninga to coach World All Stars


    Fri 09 Dec, 2016, 2:16pm
    Media Release, NRL



    Mal Meninga will coach the World All Stars team at the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match in Newcastle on February 10.

    Meninga takes on the role after previous World All Stars coach Wayne Bennett expressed his desire earlier this year to step down from the coaching position to concentrate on his Brisbane Broncos and Rugby League World Cup commitments in 2017.

    Meninga, who led the Kangaroos in securing the world number one Rugby League ranking again after winning the Four Nations tournament last month, said he was looking forward to the opportunity to coach some of the best players in the world.

    "I thought the concept of a World All Stars team was a terrific step forward for the match when it was introduced this year," Meninga said.

    "The camaraderie not only between the Australian players, but also amongst the players from competing nations during the Four Nations was very evident and I know from speaking with the players that the All Stars match is one of the highlights of the year.

    "Wayne continues to be a tremendous advocate for this game and in particular, what it stands for.

    "I will be taking his legacy forward and I encourage as many Indigenous and non-Indigenous fans to get to the game in Newcastle next February."

    Meninga will join Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley in Sydney next week as the two coaches name their teams to go head-to-head at Hunter Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Friday February 10.

    Further information on the teams' announcement will follow next week.

    Tickets for the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match are available at www.nrl.com/tickets.


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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hope he names a decent team unlike Wayne.

    And also, Hunter Jones Stadium... :lol:
     
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    Jekk Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    All Stars makes me snooze :hand:
     
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    ryan.berger.56 Todd Bates

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    Mal meninga handed another team of stars? No surprises here, he has to realise there's more to being a good coach than win percentage.
     
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    Sione named on bench for world all stars. Gagai named on wing for indiginous.
     
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    Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars teams announced


    Wed 14 Dec, 2016, 10:15am
    Media Release, NRL


    A host of players will make their World and Indigenous All Stars debut in Newcastle next year when the two teams meet for the seventh Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars occasion.

    Jarryd Hayne, Latrell Mitchell, Jake Friend, Jack Bird, Moses Mbye and Adam Elliott were just some of the players named today by World All Stars coach Mal Meninga and Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley ahead of the game on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium.

    Meninga said he was excited by the opportunity to coach the World All Stars team for the first time, with many of the World All Stars players also new to the team and experience.

    "The All Stars match is a fantastic way to kick off the rugby league season in Australia and I'm looking forward to the chance to be part of the build-up," Meninga said.

    Daley, who will coach his fourth consecutive Indigenous All Stars team, said he was pleased to see the game being shared with a new audience and fan-base outside of Queensland for the first time in the match's history.

    "The All Stars is a wonderful celebration for players and fans alike and I am sure that the people of Newcastle and further afield will get right behind the chance to see some of the best Indigenous and non-Indigenous players on-field," Daley said.

    The Women's All Stars teams will be announced in the new year and further information about the week-long All Stars celebration will also be available in the new year at www.nrl.com/allstars.

    The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match will be played on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.
    Tickets are on sale at www.nrl.com/tickets.

    World All Stars (made up of players representing their Heritage)

    1. Jarryd Hayne* (Gold Coast Titans) – Fijian Heritage
    2. David Mead* (Brisbane Broncos) – PNG Heritage
    3. Joseph Leilua* (Canberra Raiders) – Samoan Heritage
    4. Konrad Hurrell (Gold Coast Titans) – Tongan Heritage
    5. Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons) – PNG Heritage
    6. Mitchell Moses* (Wests Tigers) – Lebanese Heritage
    7. Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs) – Australian Heritage
    8. Nate Myles* (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) – Australian Heritage
    9. Jake Friend* (Sydney Roosters) – Australian Heritage
    10. Jordan McLean* (Melbourne Storm) – Australian Heritage
    11. Gavin Cooper* (North Queensland Cowboys) – Australian Heritage
    12. Bryce Cartwright* (Penrith Panthers) – Australian Heritage
    13. Jake Trbojevic* (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) – Serbian Heritage

    14. Reagan Campbell-Gillard* (Penrith Panthers) – Fijian Heritage
    15. Sosaia Feki* (Cronulla Sharks) – Tongan Heritage
    16. Sione Mata'utia* (Newcastle Knights) – Samoan Heritage
    17. Sam Lisone* (New Zealand Warriors) – NZ Heritage
    18. Moses Mbye* (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs) – African Heritage
    19. Tepai Moeroa* (Parramatta Eels) – Cook Islands Heritage
    20. Jordan Turner* (Canberra Raiders) – English Heritage

    * Denotes debut World All Stars players (NB, some players may have played in previous All Stars teams, prior to the new World All Stars team introduction in 2016)


    Indigenous All Stars

    1. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
    2. Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
    3. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    4. Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm)
    5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
    6. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
    7. Ash Taylor* (Gold Coast Titans)
    8. Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
    9. Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)
    10. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
    11. Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons)
    12. Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)
    13. Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)

    14. Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers)
    15. Jack Bird* (Cronulla Sharks)
    16. Leilani Latu (Penrith Panthers)
    17. Latrell Mitchell* (Sydney Roosters)
    18. Aidan Sezer (Canberra Raiders)
    19. Kyle Turner (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    20. Adam Elliott* (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)

    * Denotes debutants


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    Very average looking World All Stars team. Back-line is probably the worst we've had since it started. Congratulations to Dane and also to Sione, didn't expect him to make another representative team for a fair while.

    I expect the Indigenous All Stars to win quite comfortably in this one.
     
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    ryan.berger.56 Todd Bates

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    Pointless game, half the players will drop out anyway so if we think these teams are duds wait until kick off
     
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    Players almost always come back from rep games as better players.
    The odd injury is out weighed by the improvement to players.

    It's probably just confidence players get from being chosen as elite players, but you can see them get as much out of a rep game as they get from half a season of playing in some cases.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I find it funny how Hayne's only been back for 6 games and kicked one field goal and he's already being considered for the World Cup. Sorry, does that guy have a golden ticket or something?
     
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    ryan.berger.56 Todd Bates

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    Well he was the best player in the NRL before he left, and he's come back and doesn't look like he even left. Why wouldn't he be considered? Because he left the NRL for a while, or because he signed with a new club?
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Doesn't look like he even left? Apart from the single field goal he kicked what did he do exactly? There's other players in the game that deserve first crack.
     
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    It's not some average joe player we're talking about here though. It's Jarryd Hayne, the guy is a superstar talent & has proven himself. If the team is supposed to be made up of stars (which is clearly isn't looking at the team :lol:) then Hayne certainly classifies as a star. I didn't catch much of his games, but he was very good individually in his first game back.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm talking about the World Cup not this game... it's obvious the World All Stars could care less about who plays. Players like Tedesco, Moylan, Bird, Jennings, Tom Trbojevic, Brett Morris, Croker, plus the blokes already representing their country and state are some that spring to mind who play the house down the majority of the time. Those are who I'd look at giving a run over Hayne currently. If Jarryd plays like he did back in 2014 then sure give him a jersey, but he shouldn't be a walk in by any means, same goes for the Blues IMO.
     

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