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NRL Women's All-Stars match: Indigenous vs Maori live scores, blog

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22nd February, 2020
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Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars

2020 NRL Women's All Stars Game

Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Women's Indigenous All Stars Women's Maori All Stars
10 SCORE 4

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The Women’s Indigenous All-Stars tackle the Women’s Maori All-Stars at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:10pm (AEDT).

Despite still being something of a new concept, the pre-NRL season All-Stars clash presents an opportunity for the best indigenous players from both sides of the ditch to stake their claims for spots in the national competition. Not only is it a chance for the best players to put on a show, it is also a touching and powerful moment for all those involved; as they pull on a jersey that means much to them in terms of heritage and culture.

This year’s match stands to be a compelling affair with a strong Indigenous side led in the halves by Tallisha Harden and with firepower out wide in the form of Nakia Davis-Welsh and Quincy Dodd. The Maori team will be relying on big bodied forwards to dent the Indigenous defensive line and will then look to their halves to find the points required to claim victory, in what should be a close contest. Corban McGregor will be a key player out wide for the Kiwis.

There will be the usual sense of brutality and desperation about the match, something that all All-Star matches possess and the result could well come down to the team most able to maintain a controlled level of aggression throughout. There will be big hits, exciting action and it will all be played against the back drop of a celebration of the first peoples of both Australia and New Zealand.

Prediction
The Indigenous side looks to have a slightly better balance and should enter the match as favourite. Yet, something tells me that this will be the tightest of affairs with the Maori women pushing them all the way to the finish line.

Indigenous All-Stars by 4 points.

Game information

Where: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
When: Saturday 22nd February 2020, 5:10pm (AEDT)
TV: Channel 9, Fox League, Kayo Sports, NRL Live Pass
Betting: Women’s Indigenous All-Stars $1.56, Women’s Maori All-Stars $2.45

Catch all the action on The Roar with live coverage from 5:10pm (AEDT).

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Teams

Indigenous squad
1. Jasmin Allende 2. Shaylee 3. Bent Nakia Davis-Welsh 4. Quincy Dodd 5. Layla Fauid 6. Tallisha Harden 7. Jenni-sue Hoepper 8. Caitlan Johnston 9. Bobbi Law 10. Tanika Marshall 11. Stephanie Mooka 12. Kelsey Parkin 13. Kaitlyn Phillips 14. Shaniah Power 15. Rhiannon Revell-blair 16. Simone Smith 17. Shakiah Tungai 18. Rebecca Young

Maori squad
Harata Butler, Sarina Clark, Tanika-Jazz Noble-Bell, Laishon Jones, Amber Kani, Kerehitina Matua, Raecene McGregor, Corban McGregor, Capri Paekau, Krystal Rota, Christyl Stowers, Kiana Takairangi, Jonsal Tautari, Botille Vette-Welsh, Maddison Weatherall, Geneva Webber, Kathleen Wharton, Kat Wira-Kohu.

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