2016 All Star Selections
15th December 2015
A total of five South Sydney Rabbitohs players will play in the revamped NRL Harvey Norman All Stars match in Brisbane in February. Greg Inglis, Alex Johnston, and Chris Grevsmuhl, will line up for the Indigenous All Stars and will take on the newly-formed World All Stars team of Sam and Thomas Burgess on February 13 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley and World All Stars coach Wayne Bennett named their teams in Brisbane today, with both expecting the match to be one of the best in the six years of the concept.
Daley said his team would again be headed by Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis but would also include emerging stars such as Grevsmuhl and Jack Wighton. “This is such a special game for our players,” Daley said. “The online voting and competition for positions was so intense – and the players want to be part of this match. “We have picked a strong side full of players who have represented at the highest level for years. “And it never hurts to have the Dally M Player of the year and Grand Final hero as your captain!”
Bennett was also full of praise for his side. “The extended option to pick a World All Stars team means our fans will get the chance to see two high quality teams in the 2016 event,” Bennett said. “It is a new challenge for these guys to be playing alongside each other rather than against, and one that I am sure they will relish.”
Sam Burgess has since withdrawn from this match due to injury.
Inglis - Indigenous All Star Captain
19th January 2016
Greg Inglis will captain the Indigenous All Stars in the 2016 NRL Harvey Norman All Stars match in Brisbane next month following the withdrawal of Johnathan Thurston. Inglis said he was humbled to be asked to captain the side this year. “It’s an incredible honour to captain the Indigenous All Stars,” Inglis said. “It is always a special time for me – not only is the game itself something to remember but the week is always a highlight.
Reynolds added to World All Stars
2nd February 2016
Rabbitohs halfback, Adam Reynolds, has been added to the World All Stars line-up replacing Trent Hodgkinson and will play in the number seven jumper, partnering Gareth Widdop in the halves on Saturday February 13 at Suncorp Stadium. Reynolds’ elevation will mark the second time that the half will play in an All Stars clash, having previously done so in 2013.
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