A HOST of NRL Premiership players, as well as ones who have represented Australia and New Zealand, are among the two women’s All Star teams named on Thursday.
The women’s game will be part of the triple header played at AAMI Park next month along with the men’s game and a touch football match.
The last time the women’s All Stars was played the Indigenous team took an historic first ever win in the series and they will be looking to continue that this year when they take on the Maori Ferns for the first time in the fixture.
NRL General Manager of the Women’s Elite Program, Tiffany Slater, said the match was a welcome return for women’s rugby league in 2019.
“Our women’s game had a landmark year in 2018, following the success of the Rugby League World Cup in 2017, where Australia took on New Zealand in the Final,” Slater said.
“It’s great to see the All Stars concept back again in 2019 and looking at the talent across both teams, fans should be set for an exciting match.”
Tickets are on sale, with NRL club member adult tickets starting at $20 and family passes from $45.
Indigenous Women’s All-Stars team: Akayla McQuire, Amber Pilley, Caitlan Johnston, Jenni-Sue Hoepper, Kandy Kennedy, Kyara Nean, Layla Fauid, Quincy Dodd, Rebecca Young, Samartha Leisha, Shakiah Tungai, Sharon McGrady, Shaylee Bent, Tahlia Hunter, Taleena Simon, Tallisha Harden, Terri-Ann Caine, Tommaya Kelly Sines. Coach: Dean Widders.
New Zealand Maori Ferns team: Acacia Claridge-Te Iwimate, Amber Kani, Botille Vette-Welsh, Harata (Charlette) Butler, Christyl Stowers, Hilda Mariu, Jonsal Tautari, Kahurangi Peters, Kararaina Wira-Kohu, Kathy Keremete, Kerehitina Matua, Krystal Rota, Rona Peters, Geneva Webber, Tazmin Gray, Te Aroha Hapuku, Tyler Birch, Zahara Temara. Coach: Rusty Matua.
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