Last day for All Star voting
Monday 14 January 2013 12:13 PM
Paul Gallen is polling strongly for the NRL All Stars team, with new Shark Luke Lewis also getting solid support from the fans as the final countdown is on for Rugby League fans to have their say in who plays in the 2013 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars next month.
Voting for both teams closes tonight (Monday) at 11.59pm with the two coaches then to select their final line-ups for the much anticipated clash.
Almost 22,000 fans have already registered their selections at www.nrl.com/allstars for the 16 prized public-chosen spots in the 20-man squads for both teams for the fourth annual All Stars match to be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on February 9.
Only one player from each NRL Club is eligible for Wayne Bennett’s NRL All Stars, while fans can choose from all of Rugby League’s best Indigenous talent for Laurie Daley’s Indigenous All Stars. Andrew Fifita, who played for the Indigneous team in 2012, is again in the running for inclusion in Daley's squad.
The final squads will be announced in Brisbane on Wednesday (January 16).
Following the closing of the public online voting on January 14, both coaches will be able to select additional bench players to complement the 16-man teams chosen by the public to make up a 20-man squad.
Bennett will select two extra players alongside automatic selections Benji Marshall (New Zealand captain) and Cameron Smith (Australian captain); while Daley will pick three extra players in addition to automatic selection and Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston.
Tickets for the 2013 Harvey Norman All Stars match are available through Ticketek outlets, on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au. New Zealand customers can call 0800 842 538 or +61 132 849.