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Indigenous Rugby League players to make history in Newcastle

Pre Game Entertainment : ALL STARS Game Day - NRL Rugby League - 2016 Indigenous Allstars v World Allstars Brisbane QLD. Saturday the 13th of February 2016. Digital Image Grant Trouville © NRLphotos

Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium will come alive in 2017, when the Harvey Norman All Stars take to the pitch on Friday, February 10.

This is the chance for Novocastrians to see the best the NRL has to offer, as the Indigenous All Stars make history taking on the World All-Stars in Newcastle for the first time.

“Newcastle is a perfect choice for the All Stars matches, and I’m pleased the NRL have partnered with the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW to secure this match for the Hunter” NSW  Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayre said.

Led by South Sydney champion Greg Inglis, The Indigenous All Stars will be out to prove themselves against a World team consisting of a host of internationals.

Greg Inglis

Representing their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, the Indigenous All Stars will play with plenty of pride and passion as they look to extend their winning record.

The game will highlight the social issues and the achievements of programs and initiatives delivered across the NRL, including the role of the Harvey Norman All Stars in showcasing this.

Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, Linda Burney MP said next year’s All Stars would mark an important milestone.

“This year’s men’s and women’s All Stars matches were a huge success and well supported both in the lead up to the games and the games themselves,” Ms. Burney said.

“I have no doubt that Indigenous and non-Indigenous New South Wales fans, in particular, will jump at the chance to see the best male and female players line up against each other in Newcastle in February next year.”


WHAT: 2017 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars
WHERE: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
WHEN: February 10, 2017
TICKETS: Tickets from just $10

 

 

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