Sharks players Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham and Jesse Ramien have been selected in the Indigenous team, while Briton Nikora will represent the Maori side in the 2021 NRL All Stars match scheduled for February 20.
The Sharks quartet will join some of the best and brightest names in the NRL for the first ever NRL Harvey Norman All Stars game played in Townsville.
Indigenous All Stars Coach Laurie Daley and Maori All Stars Coach David Kidwell have both named star-studded teams for the match, which will be the first major rugby league event at the new Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
Fifita, Graham and Ramien have been chosen to play alongside the likes of Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr, Jack Wighton and Cody Walker, while Nikora will partner up with young gun Jarome Luai, Storm utility Brandon Smith and evergreen Benji Marshall in the Maori outfit.
Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s teammates Jaime Chapman and Quincy Dodd have also been selected in the Women’s Indigenous All Stars squad, to be coached by Ian Bourke.
While the Sharks will have four players involved in the men’s clash, Premiers Melbourne Storm are strongly represented in both teams with seven players selected to play in the historic fixture.
The Women’s All Stars match will kick off proceedings on February 20 as the first match of a double header.
Players go into camp on February 15, with appearances and cultural activities included.
The Indigenous Men’s and Women’s All Star teams, along with the Men’s Maori team are listed below.
Indigenous All Stars (Men)
Latrell Mitchell South Sydney Rabbitohs
Blake Ferguson Parramatta Eels
Jack Wighton Canberra Raiders
Jesse Ramien Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Josh Addo Carr Melbourne Storm
Cody Walker South Sydney Rabbitohs
Jamal Fogarty Gold Coast Titans
Andrew Fifita Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Reuben Cotter North Queensland Cowboys
Josh Kerr St George Illawarra Dragons
David Fifita Gold Coast Titans
Wade Graham Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Tyrone Peachey Gold Coast Titans
Alex Johnston South Sydney Rabbitohs
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown Warriors
Cade Cust Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Chris Smith Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Tyrell Fuimaono St George Illawarra Dragons
Josh Curran Warriors
Brian Kelly Gold Coast Titans
Coach: Laurie Daley
Maori All Stars (Men)
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Canberra Raiders
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Joseph Manu Sydney Roosters
Dylan Walker Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Reimis Smith Melbourne Storm
Jarome Luai Penrith Panthers
Jahrome Hughes Melbourne Storm
Jesse Bromwich Melbourne Storm
Brandon Smith Melbourne Storm
James Fisher-Harris Penrith Panthers
Briton Nikora Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Kenneath Bromwich Melbourne Storm
Joseph Tapine Canberra Raiders
Jeremy Marshall-King Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Kevin Proctor Gold Coast Titans
Nelson Asofa-Solomona Melbourne Storm
Jordan Riki Brisbane Broncos
Patrick Herbert Gold Coast Titans
Bailey Simonsson Canberra Raiders
Benji Marshall South Sydney Rabbitohs
Coach: David Kidwell
Indigenous All Stars (Women)
Jaime Chapman- Sharks
Quincy Dodd - Sharks
Coach: Ian Bourke