The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars concept continues to deliver new ways for rugby league fans to connect with the game, with a ground-breaking livestream of the February 12 match to be made available online, via mobile phones and Telstra T-Box IPTV.
Over 53,000 fans voted online at NRL.com to help select the NRL and Indigenous All Stars teams and, for the first time, viewers can vote for their Man of the Match online or via SMS while the game is being played at Skilled Park, Robina, on the Gold Coast.
Rugby league fans around Australia will be able to vote for the Preston Campbell Award in one of two ways:
- Visit nrl.com/allstars during the match to cast your vote.
- SMS your selected player and your name to 0439 46 46 46 during the game.
Eligible voters will all go into a draw to win $1000 for their efforts! Click here for Terms and Conditions.
There will also be a live chat during the match on NRL.com with Rabbitohs' English import Sam Burgess, who played for the NRL All Stars last year but was unavailble to play on Saturday week because of a shoulder injury.
Full match stats will also be updating live as the game unfolds with NRL.com’s live scorebard application.
In the week leading up to the match Manly's Indigenous All Stars player George Rose and One Community ambassador Wendell Sailor, who will be in camp with the Indigenous team, will "tweet" about their preparations for the match and the All Stars activities at the Gold Coast. Follow them @NRL on Twitter.
Fans can access Telstra's live streaming activity for the 2011 All-Stars game in the following ways:
Visit nrl.com/allstars on Saturday, February 12, from 7.30pm AEDT for the live stream. This means Victorian, South Australian, Western Australian, Northern Territory, ACT and Tasmanian fans who miss out on Channel 9’s TV broadcast can also watch the match live and vote for their Man of the Match
If you have a 3G-enabled mobile, simply purchase and download the NRL Action Pack to get the 2011 All Stars game live-streamed to your handset. Click here for more details. Customers with active NRL Action pack on their handsets will be able to watch the match live at no extra cost. For more information about NRL Action packs, click here or visit m.nrl.com
If you have a T-Box (Channel 404) or Samsung IPTV, tune in to catch all the action live. Check your EPG for details.
If you happen to miss the game, you’ll be able to relive all the big hits and tries with the match highlights videos, full game replay and the revolutionary All Stars game analyser all exclusively available on NRL.com and T-Box.
Overseas fans can watch the game live through an PPV subscription on www.omnisport.tv wherever they are.
Omnisport.tv is the home of official live sport on the internet and this weekend NRL fans (non Australian residents) can watch live the NRL Indigenous All Stars v NRL All Stars match for only $5.99.
This match is the centrepiece of Rugby League’s commitment to Indigenous Australia and will be a celebration of the game’s best athletes and of their commitment to the community.