AlexM

AlexM

Pre-season matches are scheduled to begin at the start of February, with the Indigenous All Stars v Maori All Stars clash to take place on the weekend of February 10-12, among other NRL trial games.

It's from zero tackle... so yeah.
Anyone know when tickets are released?
Love how there's only a 2 month break from rl this cycle
 
TheMorningEmu

TheMorningEmu

Pre-season matches are scheduled to begin at the start of February, with the Indigenous All Stars v Maori All Stars clash to take place on the weekend of February 10-12, among other NRL trial games.

It's from zero tackle... so yeah.
Anyone know when tickets are released?
Crazy.. I was genuinely logging on so I can ask if anyone had any info on when the All Star game was lol, Not the date I was hoping for though

They will get a really good crowd regardless, but if they wanted to make an event out of it why not have it two weeks earlier to line up with Auckland Anniversary Weekend or better yet, one week earlier for Waitangi Weekend.

Like you said, it is Zero Tackle so grain of salt/I can keep my fingers crossed that it will be on one of the long weekends.
 
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wizards rage

wizards rage

Pre-season matches are scheduled to begin at the start of February, with the Indigenous All Stars v Maori All Stars clash to take place on the weekend of February 10-12, among other NRL trial games.

It's from zero tackle... so yeah.
Anyone know when tickets are released?
About to be announced next week that the All Stars game will be held in Rotorua next year 😍

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TheMorningEmu

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Does anyone know if they still do votes for the All Star game? It is less than a month out and there hasn't been anything so I guess there isn't, which is a bit of a shame.

Assuming no one makes themselves ineligible/everyone is healthy, and that I haven't forgot about someone, this would probably be the best 13 for each team..

K PONGA L MITCHELL +
D WATENE-ZELEZNIAKA JOHNSTON + (S COBBO?)
P HIKU +K STAGGS
J MANU ++J WIGHTON
J RAPANAJ ADDO-CARR +++
J LUAI + (D BROWN?)C WALKER
J HUGHESN HYNES +
N ASOFA-SOLOMONA +++J TAUNUA-BROWN (What other props are there?)
B SMITH ++R COTTER (Who else could player hooker?)
J FISHER-HARRIS +++A ELLIOT
K BROMWICH D FIFITA +
B NIKORA +J BIRD
J TAPINE +++J CURRAN
(+, ++, and +++ is me trying to do the good ol' Wrighty analysis/Advantage, Big Advantage, Huge Advantage)

That Indigenous backline is probably a bit better than the Maori, but their forward pack can't even compare to ours.
 
Cces

Cces

Does anyone know if they still do votes for the All Star game? It is less than a month out and there hasn't been anything so I guess there isn't, which is a bit of a shame.

Assuming no one makes themselves ineligible/everyone is healthy, and that I haven't forgot about someone, this would probably be the best 13 for each team..

K PONGAL MITCHELL +
D WATENE-ZELEZNIAKA JOHNSTON + (S COBBO?)
P HIKU +K STAGGS
J MANU ++J WIGHTON
J RAPANAJ ADDO-CARR +++
J LUAI + (D BROWN?)C WALKER
J HUGHESN HYNES +
N ASOFA-SOLOMONA +++J TAUNUA-BROWN (What other props are there?)
B SMITH ++R COTTER (Who else could player hooker?)
J FISHER-HARRIS +++A ELLIOT
K BROMWICHD FIFITA +
B NIKORA +J BIRD
J TAPINE +++J CURRAN
(+, ++, and +++ is me trying to do the good ol' Wrighty analysis/Advantage, Big Advantage, Huge Advantage)

That Indigenous backline is probably a bit better than the Maori, but their forward pack can't even compare to ours.
It'd be an absolute barnstormer if they lined up like that! Realistically we'll see 60% of those names I'm guessing.
Josh Kerr is another option instead of Jamayne Tounua-Brown. Tyrone Peachey or Bud Sullivan might get a run at Hooker if they prefer to play Cotter as a running forward
 
TheMorningEmu

TheMorningEmu

It'd be an absolute barnstormer if they lined up like that! Realistically we'll see 60% of those names I'm guessing.
It is too bad that we will probably never see the full potential of the game, being a preseason match and all, because, with the exception of the bench depth and Indigenous forwards, those are just about Origin quality sides, but pride more than makes up for that.

Dylan Brown is Samoan.
Figured he may be ineligible, Luai is also a top 3 Five Eighth though so no complaints from me lol
 
TheMorningEmu

TheMorningEmu

I completely forgot about Val Holmes- but he would slot right in.

Dane Gagai is another one that can represent both, but I wouldn't want him over anyone that is already in there.
 
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What a lot of people seldom talk about is the fact that this game goes along way in building a cohesive Kiwi test team. It is also a good test case for bringing origin players into the mix. Can defintely see David Kidwell making his way back as an assistant coach for the Kiwis now that he has more experience.
 
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TeetsNRL

TeetsNRL

Anyone heading to Vegas for the game? I'm looking at heading down to support the boys, should be a good game

Yeah bro, I’ll be there.

I’ll be disappointed if we can’t get at least one rendition of E Papa going around the ground.
 
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uncmase

uncmase

I completely forgot about Val Holmes- I don't know who he would be wanting to represent (If any) but he would slot right in over Rapana or Staggs.

Dane Gagai is another one that can represent both, but I wouldn't want him over anyone that is already in there.
Val would represent for Maori only(If you're assuming he is half Aboriginal? He isn't bro)- Cookie) Dane has said he won't play All Stars again. Pulls at the heart strings having to play against either of his cultures.
Royce Hunt , Reimis Smith(If fit & over his injury) Matt Timoko has a bright future in the game. Bailey Simonsson, Sebastian Kris also.
 
1995Warriorsfan

1995Warriorsfan

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Maori All Stars (Men)​

Jesse Arthars

Daejarn Asi

Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Zach Dockar-Clay

James Fisher-Harris

Corey Harawira-Naera

Morgan Harper

Royce Hunt

Joseph Manu

Zane Musgrove

Briton Nikora

Hayze Perham

Adam Pompey

Jordan Rapana

Jordan Riki

Joseph Tapine

Starford Toa

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Dylan Walker

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Coach: Ben Gardiner

Indigenous All Stars (Men)​

Josh Addo-Carr

Bailey Butler

Selwyn Cobbo

Tyrell Fuimaono

J'maine Hopgood

Nicho Hynes

Ryan James

Josh Kerr

Ezra Mam

Latrell Mitchell

Shaquai Mitchell

Kierran Moseley

Brent Naden

Tyrone Peachey

Tyrell Sloan

Chris Smith

Will Smith

Jamayne Taunoa-Brown

Cody Walker

Jack Wighton

Coach: Ronald Griffiths
 
TeetsNRL

TeetsNRL

Maori All Stars (Men)​

Jesse Arthars

Daejarn Asi

Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Zach Dockar-Clay

James Fisher-Harris

Corey Harawira-Naera

Morgan Harper

Royce Hunt

Joseph Manu

Zane Musgrove

Briton Nikora

Hayze Perham

Adam Pompey

Jordan Rapana

Jordan Riki

Joseph Tapine

Starford Toa

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Dylan Walker

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Coach: Ben Gardiner

Indigenous All Stars (Men)​

Josh Addo-Carr

Bailey Butler

Selwyn Cobbo

Tyrell Fuimaono

J'maine Hopgood

Nicho Hynes

Ryan James

Josh Kerr

Ezra Mam

Latrell Mitchell

Shaquai Mitchell

Kierran Moseley

Brent Naden

Tyrone Peachey

Tyrell Sloan

Chris Smith

Will Smith

Jamayne Taunoa-Brown

Cody Walker

Jack Wighton

Coach: Ronald Griffiths

Shit, the boys not playing would make a handy team.

Cheese, JMK, Ponga, Hughes, Harris, R Smith, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Te Maire Martin, Hiku, Holmes, Bromwich bros, Luai.
 
TheMorningEmu

TheMorningEmu

Disappointing that more guys didn't commit considering its the first time it is being played in NZ but it should still be a great game.

Cool to see Ryan James get one last hurrah before (apparently) heading to England next year.

What will the Maori spine be though? 1. Perham or Toa, 6. Asi or Walker, 7. Manu, 9. Docker-Clay?
 
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mt.wellington

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Would love to go down but the uncertainty around the CBA is enough to stop me spending a lot of money on a maybe. Have never had a bad time watching league in Rotorua though...
 

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