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Big Sharks representation at All Stars

The Sharks will have the highest representation of any club at the All-Stars game on February 12, with seven players from the NRL squad and three from the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team selected for the matches to be played at CommBank Stadium in Parramatta.

Andrew Fifita returns for his seventh All Stars game, Jesse Ramien his third, while the pair will be joined in the Indigenous squad by debutants Nicho Hynes, Will Kennedy and Braydon Trindall.

For the Māori All Stars, Briton Nikora will represent his heritage and culture for the third time in this NRL showcase event, with Royce Hunt to play his first All Stars game.

“I couldn’t be happier for all the guys who get picked to go and represent themselves, the club and their culture. It’s a big moment for them,” Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The match presents an exciting opportunity for newcomers Hynes, Kennedy, Trindall and Hunt, while for Fifita the All Stars will be his first game since suffering a serious throat injury late in the 2021 season.

Indigenous Coach Laurie Daley was one who was positive about Fifita’s inclusion.

″He brings a lot of good leadership and is always passionate about what he does. It’s a big ask coming back from the injury he has, but he’d be up for it,” Daley said.

In addition, Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership squad members Quincy Dodd, Corban Baxter and Kennedy Cherrington have been named for the Women’s match.

All NSW Origin stars, Dodd will play for the Indigenous, Baxter and Kennedy for the Māori, in what will be a welcome hit out ahead of the start of their NRLW seasons.

Baxter has been chosen as the Māori captain.

The matches will be the first major rugby league event of the 2022 calendar and just the second All Stars played in NSW.

 

Indigenous All Stars (Men)
Albert Kelly
Alex Johnston
Andrew Fifita
Braydon Trindall
David Fifita
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
Jack Bird
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
Jesse Ramien
Josh Addo-Carr
Josh Curran
Josh Kerr
Kotoni Staggs
Nicho Hynes
Reuben Cotter
Ryan James
Selywn Cobbo
Tyrell Fuimaono
Will Kennedy
Will Smith
Coach: Laurie Daley

 

Māori All Stars (Men)
Briton Nikora
Chanel Harris-Tavita
Dylan Walker
Erin Clark
Esan Marsters
James Fisher-Harris
Jayden Nikorima
Jazz Tevaga
Jordan Rapana
Joseph Tapine
Kenny Bromwich
Kevin Proctor
Kodi Nikorima
Morgan Harper
Pasami Saulo
Patrick Herbert
Reimis Smith
Royce Hunt
TC Robati
Tuku Hau Tapuha
Coach: David Kidwell

 

Indigenous All Stars (Women)
Bree Chester
Bobbi Law
Caitlan Johnston
Jaime Chapman
Janelle William
Jasmine Peters
Kaitlyn Phillips
Keilee Joseph
Kirra Dibb
Kyra Simon
Quincy Dodd
Rhiannon Revell-Blair
Sarah Field
Shaniah Power
Shaylee Bent
Tahlulah Tillett
Tamika Upton
Tommaya Kelly-Sines
Coach: Ben Jeffries

 

Maori All Stars (Women)
Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly
Botille Vette-Welsh
Corban Baxter (c)
Jocephy Daniels
Katelyn Vaha’akolo
Kennedy Cherrington
Krystal Rota
Lavinia Gould
Mya Hill-Moana
Nita Maynard
Olivia Kernick
Page McGregor
Raecene McGregor
Rona Peters
Roxette Mura
Shannon Mato
Tiana Raftstrand-Smith
Zahara Temara
Coach: Keith Hanley

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.