Photo: Charles Knight, nrlphotos.com

North Queensland will supply two members of the NRL All Stars starting squad for their showdown with the Indigenous All Stars at Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium on Friday night, 13 February.

All Stars coach Wayne Bennett has chosen the Cowboys’ top try-scorer in 2014, Antonio Winterstein, on the wing and New Zealand representative Jason Taumalolo in the back-row as he tries to win back the Arthur Beetson Trophy.

It will be the first time both Cowboys have played for the NRL All Stars, who will be captained this year by Newcastle’s Beau Scott.

The squad features rising superstars Matt Moylan (Penrith), Dylan Walker (South Sydney) and Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), alongside established representative stars including Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters) and Paul Gallen (Sharks).

Bennett said he wanted to ensure his side featured a good mix of the game’s up-and-comers as well as the stalwarts.

“We have some young guys who proved themselves last season and have a fantastic career ahead of them, combined with those who have a strong representative background,” Bennett said.

“I look forward to our players being part of the whole week of All Stars activities and community events and I commend them for their ongoing commitment to the All Stars concept, which continues to make a real difference to the lives of many Australians.”

2015 NRL All Stars
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)