Townsville will host the NRL All Stars game for the first time in 2021 after Queensland Country Bank Stadium was announced on Wednesday as the venue for the February 20 clash.
The Harvey Normal All Stars double header – featuring the men’s and women’s Indigenous teams taking on their Maori counterparts – is expected to attract a sellout crowd.
NRL head of football Graham Annesley was joined by Indigenous rugby league icon Johnathan Thurston in making the announcement at Townsville.
The Maori won the men’s match on the Gold Coast earlier this year with Storm forward Brandon Smith playing a starring role while the Indigenous women won their clash 10-4.
Online voting will be carried out to select the Indigenous vs Maori men’s teams in January via nrl.com.
Tickets will be available at NRL Tickets at the following (AEST) times:
- Cowboys ticketed members: 9am, December 9;
- Ticketed NRL club members: 10am, December 9;
- Non-ticketed NRL club members: 1pm, December 9;
- NRL Account holders: 4pm, December 9;
- General public: 10am, December 10
Australian Indigenous vs Maori Kiwis
4:00PM – Gates Open
4:40PM – Indigenous Womans All Stars v New Zealand Maori Ferns
7:00PM – Australian Indigenous All Stars v New Zealand Maori Kiwis