NRL All Stars team

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NRL All Stars
Team information
Governing body Australian Rugby League Commission
Head coach Wayne Bennett
Captain Beau Scott
Most caps Benji Marshall

The NRL All Stars team was a rugby league football team made up of professional players in the National Rugby League. These players were selected by fan vote. However, fans were only allowed to select one player from each NRL team to join the Australian rugby league team captain and the New Zealand national rugby league team captain. Two other players were selected by the NRL All Stars coach. This team played in the annual NRL All Stars Game against the Indigenous All Stars. They were replaced in 2016 by a World All Stars.

History[edit]

The first NRL All Stars team was assembled in 2010 All Stars Match to play against the Indigenous All Stars on 13 February. After a tight game the Indigenous All Stars won due to a last minute try from Jamie Soward. The final score was 16-12.

During the voting in 2010, the Australian rugby league team and New Zealand national rugby league team vice-captains, Cameron Smith and Adam Blair were selected by default but this rule was dropped the following year. The NRL All Stars were captained by Darren Lockyer in 2010 and 2011. Benji Marshall took over the role in 2012 after Lockyer's retirement. Wayne Bennett's Coach's choice selections in 2011 were Petero Civoniceva and Kurt Gidley and in 2012 were Luke Lewis and Ben Hornby. Ben Hornby was ruled out with injury and Bennett selected Hornby's Dragons team mate Nathan Fien to replace him.

For voting, there are two stages. First fans nominate two forwards and two backs from each club from the NRL to take part in stage 2. For stage 2, the coach selects a position for each of the selected players and it is the fans' job to form a team, with one player from each club only.

Squads[edit]

2010[edit]

NRL All Stars
2010 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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


2011[edit]

NRL All Stars
2011 squad Did not play Coaching staff

Head coach



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

Updated: 30 May 2011
Source(s): Half Time Live Scores,
2011 All Stars match, Team list

2012[edit]

NRL All Stars
2012 squad Did not play Coaching staff

Head coach



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


2013[edit]

NRL All Stars
2013 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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


2015[edit]

NRL All Stars
2015 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gareth Ellis was originally selected but withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Liam Fulton

External links[edit]