Indigenous All Stars (rugby league)

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Indigenous All Stars
Badge of Indigenous All Stars team
Governing body Australian Rugby League Commission
Head coach Laurie Daley
Captain Greg Inglis
Most caps Johnathan Thurston & George Rose
Indigenous All Stars
Badge of Indigenous All Stars team
Governing body Australian Rugby League Commission
Head coach Laurie Daley
Captain Jonathan Thurston
Most caps George Rose
Top try-scorer Ben Barba
Top point-scorer Ben Barba
First international
Indigenous Beat Papua New Guinea 
Biggest win
Indigenous All Stars 32-6 NRL All Stars
Biggest defeat
Indigenous All Stars 12-28 NRL All Stars
World Cup
Appearances 2008 Opening Ceremony Vs New Zealand Maori

The Indigenous Australian rugby league team (also known as the Indigenous All Stars[1] or Indigenous Dreamtime[2] team) is a rugby league football team that represents Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. The team was first formed in 1973 and currently plays in an annual All Stars Match against a National Rugby League NRL All Stars team.

History[edit]

An Aboriginal v white Australian rugby league game was held in Barcaldine in Western Queensland in 1963. These 'Blacks v Whites' games continued annually until 1984.[3]

The first Australian Aboriginal rugby league team was assembled in 1973 The Aboriginal team managed to win seven of its nine matches in just 10 days, The team consisted of 34 players – 19 from NSW, 13 from Queensland and two from the Northern Territory. They went on to win games against Kiwi premiers Wellington Petone, the only all-Maori team & Auckland club & Te Atatu, which the Aboriginal side won 17–13.[4]

The side competed in the Pacific Cup in 1990, 1992 and 1994. During this period the team contained New South Wales Rugby League first grade players such as Ricky Walford, Graham Lyons, Ron Gibbs, Darrell Trindall, Paul Davis, Wayne Alberts, George Longbottom and Will Robinson.

In the post-1999 NRL season an Aboriginal side managed by Arthur Beetson defeated the Papua New Guinea Kumuls and the future rugby league Immortal was pushing for an Australia Day match against the Australian national team.[5]

In 2008 World Cup curtain raiser to the Australia vs. New Zealand match included an Indigenous Australian squad playing against New Zealand Māori which featured several prominent NRL players and rising stars, including Chris Sandow, Wairangi Koopu, Preston Campbell, Sam Thaiday, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Carl Webb.

Preston Campbell, a highly respected aboriginal rugby league player, was a driving force behind the setup, in 2010, of a curtain raising match between the Indigenous All Stars, and the NRL All Stars. The Indigenous All Stars played what seems likely become an annual match against the National Rugby League All Stars on 13 February 2010.[6] The squad was chosen in part by public vote. Aboriginal NRL player Sid Domic's artistic ability led him to be selected from a field of six artists to design the Indigenous side's jersey, as well as Johnathan Thurston's and Jamie Soward's custom headgear, for the annual All Stars matches.[7]

Teams[edit]

First Australian Aboriginal Rugby League Team 1973 Tour[edit]

  • Bill Widders
  • Tom Briggs
  • Marshall Brown
  • Kenneth Brown

1990-92-1994 Australian Aboriginies Pacific Cup Team[edit]

2008 Indigenous Team of the Century (1908–2007)[edit]

Indigenous Team of the Century
Team of the Century Coaching staff




Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2008 Indigenous Dreamtime[edit]

The Dreamtime Team playing the NZ Maori Team
Teams performing pre-game War Cry and Haka
Indigenous Dreamtime
2008 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2010 Indigenous All Stars[edit]

Indigenous All Stars
2010 squad Did not play Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured


2011 Indigenous All Stars[edit]

Indigenous All Stars
2011 squad Did not play Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured


2012 Indigenous All Stars[edit]

Main article: 2012 All Stars match
Indigenous All Stars
2012 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2013 Indigenous All Stars[edit]

Main article: 2013 All Stars match
Indigenous All Stars
2013 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2014 Festival of Indigenous Rugby League[edit]

The NRL launched a Festival of Indigenous Rugby League program to take the place of the prestigious pre-season Rugby League All Stars game following every World Cup year.The 2014 Festival of Indigenous Rugby League featured a trial match between the Knights and a non-elite Indigenous team, drawn from the immensely popular NSW Koori Rugby League Knockout and Murri Carnivals in Queensland, as well as the NRL Indigenous Player Cultural Camp, Murri vs Koori women’s and Under 16s representative games, a Murri v Koori match, a jobs expo and community visits.

First Nation Goannas
2014 squad Coaching staff
  •  1 Javarn White - FB
  •  2 Kieran Vale - WG
  •  3 Rickki Sutherland - CE
  •  4 Joshua Benjamin - CE
  •  5 Malcolm Congoo - WG
  •  6 Kareel Phillips - FE
  •  7 Newcastle colours.svg Adrian Davis (c) - HB
  •  8 Reggie Saunders - PR
  •  9 Roy Smith - HK
  • 10 Matthew Pittman - PR
  • 11 Noel Underwood - SR
  • 12 Davin Crampton - SR
  • 13 Phil Dennis - LK

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2015 Indigenous All Stars[edit]

Main article: 2015 All Stars match
Indigenous All Stars
2015 squad Did not play Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2016 Indigenous All Stars[edit]

Main article: 2016 All Stars match
Indigenous All Stars
2016 squad Did not play Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Results[edit]

26 October 2008
Indigenous Dreamtime 34 – 26 New Zealand Maori
Tries
Wesser 2
Jensen 2
Carney 1
Gordon 1
Goals
Soward 5/6
Tries
1 McKendry
1 Kenny-Dowall
1 Rapana
1 Stanley
1 Taumata
Goals
2/4 Goodwin
1/1 Stanley
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 34,157
Referee/s: Tony Archer
13 February 2010, 8:00pm
Indigenous All Stars 16 – 12 NRL All Stars
Tries:
1 3' Wendell Sailor
1 32' Ben Jones
1 74' Jamie Soward
Goals:
2/2 34', 76' Johnathan Thurston
Tries:
Josh Morris 54' 1
Benji Marshall 59' 1
Michael Jennings 61' 1
Goals:
0
Skilled Park, Robina
Attendance: 26,687
Referee/s: Ashley Klein, Shayne Hayne, Gavin Badger, Luke Phillips
Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston (Preston Campbell Medal)
13 February 2011, 8:00pm (AEDT)
NRL All Stars 28 – 12 Indigenous All Stars
Tries
Morris 3' 1
Gallen 24' 1
Kenny-Dowall 32' 1
Uate 35' 1
Dugan 72' 1
Goals
Marshall 2/2
Smith 1/2
Gidley 1/1
Tries
1 40' Barba
1 60' Merritt
Goals
1/1 Thurston
1/1 Prince
Skilled Park, Robina
Attendance: 25,843
Referee/s: Shayne Hayne, Ben Cummins, Gavin Badger, Henry Perenara
Man of the Match: Josh Dugan (Preston Campbell Medal)
4 February 2012, 7:15pm (AEDT)
NRL All Stars 36 – 28 Indigenous All Stars
Tries
Pritchard (26') 1
Lewis (35') 1
Bailey (46') 1
Dugan (51') 1
Reed (65') 1
Vatuvei (74') 1
Goals
Marshall 6/6
(31', 37', 47', 51', 66', 75')
Tries
2 (20', 39') Merritt
1 (6') Yow Yeh
1 (29') Bowen
1 (69') Inglis
Goals
3/4 Thurston
(8', 21', 30')
1 (71') Sandow
Skilled Park, Robina
Referee/s: Jason Robinson, Ashley Klein, Gerard Sutton, Phil Haines
Man of the Match: Nathan Merritt (Preston Campbell Medal)
9 February 2013, 7:45pm(AEDT)
Indigenous All Stars 32 – 6 NRL All Stars
Tries
Barba 3
(10', 21', 31')
Robinson 3
(46', 71', 78')
Goals
Thurston 3/4
Prince 1/1
Tries
1 (14') Hayne
Goals
1/1 Reynolds
Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 41,021
Man of the Match: Ben Barba (Preston Campbell Medal)
8 February 2014, 7pm (AEDT)
Newcastle Knights 52 – 12 First Nation Goannas
Tries
Jake Mamo 3
Joseph Tapine 2
Alex McKinnon 1
Korbin Sims 1
Sione Mata’utia 1
Josh Mantellato 1
Matt Minto 1
Goals
Josh Mantellato 6/10
Tries
1 Davin Crampton
1 Rod Jensen
Goals
2/2 Adrian Davis
Hunter Stadium
Attendance: 6,826
Referee/s: Gavin Badger, Chris James, Jeff Younis, Dave Ryan
13 February 2015
8:00pm (AEDT)
Indigenous All Stars 20 – 6 NRL All Stars
Tries:
Inglis (51') 1
Chambers (64') 1
Grevsmuhl (78') 1
Goals:
Thurston 4/4
(53', 66', 75' pen, 79')
[12] Tries:
Walker (29') 1
Goals:
Croker 1/1
(30')
Cbus Super Stadium
Attendance: 23,177
Preston Campbell Medal: George Rose
Referee/s: Gerard Sutton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AAP (16 October 2009). "Indigenous All Stars by name, and nature". ABC. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Malone, Paul (10 October 2008). "Sam Thaiday in Indigenous Dreamtime team for Rugby League World Cup Article f". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  3. ^ AAP (3 November 2007). "We need to follow footprints of Barcaldine". The Age. Australia: Fairfax Media. 
  4. ^ AAP, (18 February 1973). "Aboriginal team wins". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Hanna, Jim (16 October 1999). "Artie wants first pick, then a Test against Fittler and Co.". AAP Sports News. Australia: The Gale Group, Inc. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Indigenous All Stars team launched NRL.com, 16 October 2009
  7. ^ Jodie van de Wetering and Kallee Buchanan (10 February 2010). "All Stars' jerseys emblazoned with Domic's designs". ABC News. Australia: ABC. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Greg Inglis was originally selected but withdrew due to injury (replaced by Beau Champion)
  9. ^ Thurston attained captaincy after Campbell withdrew to injury
  10. ^ Sam Thaiday was originally selected but withdrew due to injury (replaced by Joel Moon)
  11. ^ Preston Campbell was originally selected but withdrew due to injury (replaced by Anthony Mitchell)
  12. ^ Indigenous All Stars leave it late nrl.com, 13 February 2015

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