Sunday 21 January 2018 / 10:03 AM

Indigenous & NRL All Stars teams revealed

The teams have been announced for the Indigenous All Stars v NRL All Stars clash at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast on February 13.

Legendary Indigenous winger Wendell Sailor and new Titans recruit Josh Hoffman, who has been named on the wing for the publicly-voted Indigenous All Stars team, were at a press conference to read out their line-up.

NRL All Stars coach Wayne Bennett was on hand with veteran hooker Michael Ennis to deliver the team he handpicked.

Ennis is part of a 20-man squad boasting plenty of experience, including  captain Beau Scott and fellow Bennett disciple Jeremy Smith, while young guns Matt Moylan, Dylan Walker, Jason Taumololo and interchange Luke Brooks add plenty of excitement to the NRL All Stars.

Junior teammates Kieran Foran and Mitchell Pearce will pair up in the halves; Foran is one of seven New Zealanders named, and the international flavour is complemented by the selection of marquee British prop James Graham.

The Indigenous All Stars feature a dizzying array of talent, particularly in the backline with superstars Greg Inglis, Johnathan Thurston and Justin Hodges combining with the likes of Alex Johnston and Ben Barba. Their forward pack is stronger than previous seasons, featuring Test stars Sam Thaiday and Greg Bird, along with boom youngsters Tyrone Peachey, Kyle Turner and Ryan James.

2015 Indigenous All Stars team 

1. Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs) 
2. Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs) 
3. Will Chambers (Storm) 
4. Justin Hodges (Broncos) 
5. Josh Hoffman (Titans) 
6. Ben Barba (Sharks) 
7. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)  
8. George Rose (Dragons)  
9. Ray Thompson (Cowboys)  
10. Ryan James (Titans)  
11. Tyrone Peachey (Panthers) 
12. Sam Thaiday (Broncos) 
13. Greg Bird (Titans) 
14. Chris Sandow (Eels) 
15. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Storm) 
16. Dane Gagai (Knights) 
17. Kyle Turner (Rabbitohs) 
18. Jack Wighton (Raiders) 
19. Kierran Moseley (Titans) 
20. Brad Tighe (Titans)

NRL All Stars team

1. Matt Moylan (Panthers)
2. Manu Vatuvei (Warriors)
3. Jarrod Croker (Raiders)
4. Dylan Walker (Rabbitohs)
5. Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys)
6. Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles)
7. Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)
8. James Graham (Bulldogs)
9. Michael Ennis (Sharks)
10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
11. Beau Scott (c) (Knights)
12. Jason Taumololo (Cowboys)
13. Paul Gallen (Sharks)
14. Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
15. Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)
16. Will Hopoate (Eels)
17. Trent Merrin (Dragons)
18. Corey Parker (Broncos)
19. Jeremy Smith (Knights)
20. Dave Taylor (Titans)

Results have been shared two wins apiece in the four All Stars games to date, with Ben Barba scoring a hat-trick in the Indigenous All Stars’ 32-6 win in 2013, the last time the match was contested. 


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