Farah named for All Stars Match...


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    Farah named for All Stars Match

    NRL Media Release

    Tue 15th December, 12:24PM

    Some of the biggest names in the NRL have been chosen to play in the NRL Harvey Norman All Stars match in Brisbane in February.

    For the first time, a World All Stars team has been chosen to take on the reigning champion Indigenous All Stars team at Suncorp Stadium on February 13.

    It will include stars of the calibre of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Semi Radradra, James Graham and Martin Taupau.

    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 match.

    Sam Burgess (World All Stars) and James Roberts (Indigenous All Stars) have been included in their respective squads, subject to finalising NRL contracts before the match is played.

    Daley said his team would again be headed by Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis but would also include emerging stars including Chris 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.”

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Kate Jones, said the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match reinforced Queensland’s position as host to Australia’s best live events in the best destinations.

    “It is a great time for the fans to see both teams taking shape, and to get excited about the game in February next year,” Minister Jones said.

    “The new World All Stars concept is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and has created an exciting energy around the match, with tens of thousands of supporters expected to crowd Suncorp Stadium when their rugby league heroes take to the field.

    “Major events such as this are vital to Brisbane’s tourism industry, which generates $6.3 billion to the local economy and supports almost 65,000 jobs.”

    Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, Linda Burney, joined Minister Jones in support of the match.

    “This match is a significant highlight on the rugby league calendar and I have no doubt that we will see plenty of support and good will for both teams,” Ms Burney said.

    Tickets are on sale now at www.nrl.com/tickets, with prices starting at $20 for an adult and $50 for a family pass.

    Fans can purchase their All Stars merchandise at www.nrlshop.com and click on ‘teams’.

    For all the details on the week-long celebration and match, head to www.nrl.com/allstars.

    Both teams will be in Brisbane in the week leading up to the match, with a range of community activities planned, including an Indigenous Youth Summit and open fan sessions to meet players.

    The two teams named today to face each other at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday February 13 are:

    Indigenous All Stars Squad

    1. Greg Inglis
    2. Alex Johnston
    3. Will Chambers
    4. Blake Ferguson
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Ben Barba
    7. Johnathan Thurston ©
    8. Ryan James
    9. Nathan Peats
    10. Sam Thaiday
    11. Greg Bird
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Chris Grevsmuhl
    14. Andrew Fifita
    15. Wade Graham
    16. Tyrone Peachey
    17. James Roberts
    18. Tyrone Roberts
    19. Ray Thompson
    20. Jack Wighton
    Coach: Laurie Daley

    World All Stars Squad

    1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    2. Semi Radradra
    3. Jarrod Croker
    4. Josh Morris
    5. Antonio Winterstein
    6. Gareth Widdop
    7. Trent Hodkinson
    8. James Graham
    9. Cameron Smith ©
    10. Paul Gallen
    11. Tyson Frizell
    12. Simon Mannering
    13. Sam Burgess
    14. Tom Burgess
    15. Kane Evans
    16. Robbie Farah
    17. Lachlan Maranta
    18. Nene McDonald
    19. Trent Merrin
    20. Martin Taupau
    Coach: Wayne Bennett

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015/12/15/farah_named_for_all_.html



  • Good to watch a few ex-tigers running around.



  • What the hell is Maranta and McDonald doing in the team.



  • Hope Robbie has the club wanted sign ready



  • @happy tiger:

    Hope Robbie has the club wanted sign ready

    What is the point our genius CEO and board will refuse it again!



  • @851:

    What the hell is Maranta and McDonald doing in the team.

    Nene Mcdonald is a PNG product.



  • @sheer64:

    @happy tiger:

    Hope Robbie has the club wanted sign ready

    What is the point our genius CEO and board will refuse it again!

    Maybe I our club led was worth more than a third of his contract price to opposing NRL sides we wouldn’t have this isuuse



  • @sheer64:

    @happy tiger:

    Hope Robbie has the club wanted sign ready

    What is the point our genius CEO and board will refuse it again!

    Maybe I our club legend was worth more than a third of his contract price to opposing NRL sides we wouldn’t have this isuuse



  • @happy tiger:

    @sheer64:

    @happy tiger:

    Hope Robbie has the club wanted sign ready

    What is the point our genius CEO and board will refuse it again!

    Maybe I our club led was worth more than a third of his contract price to opposing NRL sides we wouldn’t have this isuuse

    Maybe if our coach did not try to boot him and instead coached him we would not have this issue.



  • Rumour has it that Wayne Bennett may be replaced as coach of the all-stars. Apparently one of his senior players & their manager has been suggesting to media contacts that he can’t coach.



  • @851:

    What the hell is Maranta and McDonald doing in the team.

    Yeah Bennett always talk up the importance of this game then picks Maranta as the bronco player. He’s a joke



  • @sheer64:

    @happy tiger:

    @sheer64:

    @happy tiger:

    Hope Robbie has the club wanted sign ready

    What is the point our genius CEO and board will refuse it again!

    Maybe I our club led was worth more than a third of his contract price to opposing NRL sides we wouldn’t have this isuuse

    Maybe if our coach did not try to boot him and instead coached him we would not have this issue.

    You eat before you get eaten

    Farah has had his hands all over two coaches being sacked

    But that’s OK cause he is a club legend

    The same club legend whose manager tried to involve two innocent players in some garbage

    But that’s OK he is a club legend

    The same player who now thinks we owe him 2.3 million instead of 1.95 million

    But that’s OK he is a club legend

    The same bloke who has been involved in getting rid of players that he and Benji didn’t like

    But that’s Ok he is a club legend

    The same bloke whose best form at club level was gone mid 2012 and has seriously gone backwards since

    But that’s OK he is a club legend

    Lucky he is a club legend , because if he was an over the hill ,trouble rousing , only cares for himself s o a b he’d be gone

    Hang on all that stuff he’s done doesn’t make him a club legend , does it ??

    Robbie Farah needs the WT’s far more than the WT’s need him



  • Good rant Happy



  • @happy tiger:

    @sheer64:

    @happy tiger:

    @sheer64:

    What is the point our genius CEO and board will refuse it again!

    Maybe I our club led was worth more than a third of his contract price to opposing NRL sides we wouldn’t have this isuuse

    Maybe if our coach did not try to boot him and instead coached him we would not have this issue.

    You eat before you get eaten

    Farah has had his hands all over two coaches being sacked

    But that’s OK cause he is a club legend

    The same club legend whose manager tried to involve two innocent players in some garbage

    But that’s OK he is a club legend

    The same player who now thinks we owe him 2.3 million instead of 1.95 million

    But that’s OK he is a club legend

    The same bloke who has been involved in getting rid of players that he and Benji didn’t like

    But that’s Ok he is a club legend

    The same bloke whose best form at club level was gone mid 2012 and has seriously gone backwards since

    But that’s OK he is a club legend

    Lucky he is a club legend , because if he was an over the hill ,trouble rousing , only cares for himself s o a b he’d be gone

    Hang on all that stuff he’s done doesn’t make him a club legend , does it ??

    Robbie Farah needs the WT’s far more than the WT’s need him

    Easy Happy. Take deep breaths and count to twenty. . Now isn’t that better? 😉



  • @formerguest:

    Good rant Happy

    I just can’t believe some on here can’t look at Farah without black ,gold and white sunglasses on FG

    As someone else said apart from Warren MacDonnell the only constant at this club is Farah

    No way it is coincidental , no way in hell


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