NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, will today join NRL All Stars coach Wayne Bennett and team member Benji Marshall to officially announce the NRL All Stars side to take on the Indigenous All Stars in only the second ever Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on February 12.

The public selectors have spent the last three weeks deliberating over the 64 NRL players shortlisted for stage two of NRL All Stars voting and, today, 18 players will be revealed as part of a stellar line-up.

The NRL All Stars will be made up of one player from each of the 16 NRL Clubs, publicly chosen by the fans, and two bench positions, selected by coach Bennett, to join automatic inclusions, Kangaroos Captain Darren Lockyer and Kiwis Captain Benji Marshall.

Voting for the NRL All Stars side closed at 11:59pm AEDT last night, with more than 15,000 fans taking up the opportunity to play selector in this second stage.

 

WHAT:           2011 NRL All Stars team announcement

WHEN:          11:15am (AEDT), Friday, January 28, 2011

WHERE:        NRL, Level 2, 215 Bent St, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

WHO:             NRL Chief Executive Mr David Gallop, NRL All Stars coach Wayne Bennett, NRL All Stars player Benji Marshall, Members of the 2011 NRL All Stars side