This Saturday, February 22nd the stars align on the Gold Coast from Cbus Super Stadium as the best Indigenous and Maori players in the NRL play in the All-Stars game, LIVE at 7:30pm AEDT on Nine and 9Now.
Lining up for the Indigenous side who won last years game are players such as Blake Ferguson, Josh Addo-Carr, Jack Wighton, David Fifita and Latrell Mitchell. They face a Maori All-Stars side featuring Kalyn Ponga, Dylan Walker, Jesse Bromwich and Jahrome Hughes.
This match will be preceded by the top female stars doing battle in the NRL Women’s All-Stars game with coverage starting on GEM and 9Now this Saturday from 5:00 pm AEDT.
The weekend action continues on Sunday morning at 6:30 am on GEM and 9Now, as the reigning NRL Premiership winners the Sydney Roosters travel to the UK to face 2019 Super League champions St Helen’s in the annual World Club Challenge.
The Roosters will be facing a lot of changes since they last played in the 2019 Grand Final, losing big names in Cooper Cronk and Latrell Mitchell, and slotting in new recruit Kyle Flanagan and second-rower Angus Crichton into their places respectively. Co-captain Boyd Cordner will also be rested for the match.
St Helen’s feature a team packed with former NRL stars such as Kevin Naiqama and Joseph Paulo, as well as English stars in fullback Jonny Lomax and hooker James Roby.
Having won the World Club Challenge title last year, the Roosters will be hoping to become the first club in either competition to win five WCC titles, and the first to win it in back-to-back years.