Bird, Idris set for Indigenous All Stars
Wednesday 9 January 2013 10:17 AM
iSelect Gold Coast Titans duo Greg Bird and Jamal Idris are among the leading contenders for the Indigenous All Stars with less than a week to go before voting closes.
Bird and Idris are both listed in the top 10 polling players for the Indigenous All Stars side, while new recruit David Taylor is the top-polling Titans representative ahead of Nate Myles for the NRL All Stars side.
Fans have less than a week to play selector for the 2013 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars with voting for both the NRL and Indigenous All Stars teams closing next Monday (January 14).
Almost 16,000 fans have already registered their selections at www.nrl.com/allstars for the 16 prized public-chosen spots in the 20-man squads for both teams for the fourth annual All Stars match to be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on February 9.
Only one player from each club is eligible for Wayne Bennett’s NRL All Stars, while fans can choose from all of Rugby League’s best Indigenous talent for Laurie Daley’s Indigenous All Stars. The final squads will be announced in Brisbane on January 16.
“It is a really unique opportunity for the fans to get to decide who they want to see playing in this match, but there is only a few days left to get in and make their vote count ,” Daley said.
Top 10 in overall votes so far:
INDIGENOUS ALL STARS
1 - Greg Inglis - Rabbitohs
2 - Greg Bird - Titans
3 - Ben Barba - Bulldogs
4 - Tom Learoyd-Lahrs - Raiders
5 - Jamal Idris - Titans
6 - George Rose - Sea Eagles
7 - Andrew Fifita - Sharks
8 - Justin Hodges - Broncos
9 - Nathan Merritt - Rabbitohs
10 - Joel Thompson - Raiders
NRL ALL STARS
1 - Jarryd Hayne - Eels
2 - James Tamou - Cowboys
3 - Brett Morris - Dragons
4 - Paul Gallen - Sharks
5 - Akuila Uate - Knights
6 - Billy Slater - Storm
7 - Michael Jennings - Panthers
8 - Josh Morris - Bulldogs
9 - David Taylor - Titans
10 - Adam Reynolds - Rabbitohs
Following the closing of the public online voting on January 14, both coaches will be able to select additional bench players to complement the 16-man teams chosen by the public to make up a 20-man squad.
Bennett will select two extra players alongside automatic selections Benji Marshall (New Zealand captain) and Cameron Smith (Australian captain); while Daley will pick three extra players in addition to automatic selection and Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston.
2013 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars Ticket Categories and Prices
Tickets for the 2013 Harvey Norman All Stars match are available through Ticketek outlets, on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au. New Zealand customers can call 0800 842 538 or +61 132 849.
Categories Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3
Adult $90.00 $50.00 $20.00
Pensioner (Aged, War, TPI, Invalid & Disability) $80.00 $45.00 $18.00
Junior $70.00 $40.00 $16.00
Family (2A+2J) $265.00 $150.00 $60.00
The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars is supported by Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural, regional and business events across Queensland.
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