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Voting open for Indigenous All Stars

Rugby league fans can start voting online today to select the 20-man Indigenous All Stars squad to play in the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars on the Gold Coast on Friday 13 February.

>>> VOTE NOW – nrl.com/allstars

The only player guaranteed of selection is Toyota Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston who has again been named as skipper of the Indigenous squad, which will be coached by NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Robert Lui and Ray Thompson are the other North Queenslanders eligible for selection.

“I’m really thrilled to see the return of the Harvey Norman All Stars to the Gold Coast next year,” JT said.

“I have some very fond memories from the previous games and camps there and I can’t wait to go back.

“Not only does the All Stars concept provide an exciting game for everyone to watch at the start of a new rugby league season, it provides a deep sense of community and has a tremendous impact off the field.
 
“It gives our Indigenous players a special opportunity to celebrate our heritage with our people, families and friends.
 
“I feel privileged to be involved again and especially to have another opportunity to lead the Indigenous All Stars side. That’s a huge honour that I will cherish.”
 
Voting for the Indigenous All Stars squad will close on 9 January with teams to be announced on January 19.
 
For more details and to have your say on who will pull on the Indigenous jersey, visit nrl.com/allstars.
  
Tickets are currently available to NRL club members via Ticketek, while general public tickets will be on sale from Friday 5 December – visit ticketek.com.au/allstars.

The 2015 event will begin with a mixed touch football match, which will be followed by the NSW and Queensland under-16s.
 
A display of the best in women’s rugby league when the women’s All Stars take on the women’s Indigenous All Stars will then play the curtain raiser before the main match kicks off at 7.30pm.