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Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars
2020 NRL All Stars Game
|Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast|
|Indigenous All Stars||Maori All Stars|
The countdown to the NRL season continues tonight with the annual All Stars clash between the Indigenous All Stars and the Maori All Stars. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 8:10pm (AEDT).
After rugby league opened the year with the Nines last weekend, the pre-season moves back to the 13-man game from now on. There are a plenty of NRL trials this weekend, but the highlight of this weekend will be this All Stars clash.
Despite a number of withdrawals from Laurie Daley’s original squad, with Andrew Fifita, Adam Elliott and Ryan James all unavailable through injury, this Indigenous All Stars team is still very strong.
Latrell Mitchell will start at fullback in an exciting back line headlined by Blake Ferguson and Josh Addo-Carr. The back row also looks strong, with David Fifita and Wade Graham sure to cause havoc on the Maori edges.
If the Indigenous All Stars are a bit thin, it’s in the front row and that’s exactly where the Maori All Stars are strong.
Although James Tamou and Nelson Asofa-Solomona have withdrawn from the Maori team, a side featuring the Bromwich brothers and Zane Tetevano will look to make plenty of yards through the middle.
If they do, the likes of Kalyn Ponga and Jahrome Hughes will appreciate the space.
All in all, these are two strong squads and we are in for a great game.
At this stage of the season, all players from both squads will get plenty of game time. Because of this, depth is key in this match and I think the Maori All Stars have the edge in this department.
Although, with class in both back lines, we are sure to see plenty of points scored.
Maori All Stars by eight.
When: 8:10pm (AEDT)
Where: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Nine, Fox League
Online: Live Pass, Kayo
Odds: Indigenous All Stars $1.55, Maori All Stars $2.45
Indigenous All Stars
Latrell Mitchell, Blake Ferguson, James Roberts, Jesse Ramien, Josh Addo-Carr, Jack Wighton, Tyrone Roberts, Josh Kerr, Nathan Peats, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Joel Thompson, Wade Graham, David Fifita, Connor Watson, Chris Smith, Zac Saddler, Josh Curran, Alex Johnston, Tyrone Peachey, Tyrell Fuimaono.
Maori All Stars
Kalyn Ponga, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Esan Marsters, Dylan Walker, Bryson Goodwin, Kodi Nikorima, Jahrome Hughes, Jesse Bromwich, Brandon Smith, Jordan Riki, Kenneath Bromwich, Briton Nikora, Corey Harawira-Naera, Issac Luke, Brad Takairangi, Zane Tetevano, Adam Blair, Kevin Proctor, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Pasami Saulo.