2013 All Stars match
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|2013All Stars Game|
|Date||9 February 2013|
The 2013 All Stars Match was the fourth of the annual representative exhibition matches played between the Indigenous All Stars and the NRL All Stars team which was held on the 9th of February 2013. Once again the players were selected through a voting scheme which over 40,000 fans polled their selections over the two online voting stages. Final stage voting for both sides were closed on the midnight 14 January. After the success of the previous three events the match was moved from Gold Coast's Skilled Park to the larger capacity Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Indigenous All Stars won the match 32–6 to even the ledger with two wins from the four games played so far. Both Ben Barba and Reece Robinson became the first players to score a hat-trick in an All Stars match.
Benji Marshall (New Zealand captain) and Cameron Smith (Australian captain) were automatic selections for the NRL All Stars side whilst Johnathan Thurston was made captain and an automatic pick for his Indigenous side. After the 16 best voted players for each side were selected by their respective coaches, the coaches were then allowed to personally pick further players to complete their 20 man squads. An asterisk(*) next to a player's name represents debutants for their respective sides.
|NRL ALL STARS||Position||INDIGENOUS
|Jarryd Hayne||Fullback||Ben Barba|
|Akuila Uate||Wing||Reece Robinson*|
|Shaun Kenny Dowall||Centre||Justin Hodges|
|Josh Morris||Centre||Greg Inglis|
|Brett Morris||Wing||Blake Ferguson|
|Benji Marshall (c)||Five-eighth||Johnathan Thurston (c)|
|Adam Reynolds*||Halfback||Scott Prince|
|James Tamou*||Prop||George Rose|
|Cameron Smith||Hooker||Travis Waddell|
|Ben Hannant||Prop||Andrew Fifita|
|Ashley Harrison1||2nd Row||Joel Thompson|
|Willie Mason*||2nd Row||Greg Bird|
|Chris Heighington5*||Lock||Nathan Peats|
|Robbie Farah||Interchange||Ryan James|
|Tim Grant*||Interchange||Aidan Sezer*|
|David Shillington||Interchange||Joel Romelo*|
|Feleti Mateo||Interchange||Jake Foster*|
|Justin O'Neill2*||Interchange||Dane Nielsen*|
|Kieran Foran4*||Interchange||Timana Tahu*|
|Shaun Johnson3*||Interchange||Jack Wighton*|
|Wayne Bennett||Coach||Laurie Daley|
1 - David Taylor was originally selected to play but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Ashley Harrison.
2 - Billy Slater was originally selected to play but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Jarryd Hayne whilst Justin O'Neill filled Hayne's spot on the bench.
3 - Cooper Cronk was originally selected to play but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Shaun Johnson.
4 - Anthony Watmough was originally selected to play but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Kieran Foran.
5 - Paul Gallen was originally selected to play but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Chris Heighington.
9 February 2013, 7:45pm(AEDT)
|Indigenous All Stars||32 – 6||NRL All Stars|
(10', 21', 31')
(46', 71', 78')
1 (14') Hayne
- 2013 All Stars teams announced, Official NRL website