Almanac Rugby League – All Stars 2021: Indigenous v Maori

 

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The annual All Stars Indigenous v Maori clashes for both women and men kick off rugby league’s feature matches for Season 2021. Both games will be played at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday evening with the women taking the field at 4.40pm and the men at 7.10pm (local time). Both matches will be shown live on free-to-air television.

 

The women’s match will feature an array of State of Origin, New Zealand Fern and Australian Jillaroo players as well as a number of aspiring youngsters keen to make their mark in the game.  Each of the two teams has a win to their credit in this format so both will be looking to get ahead on the head-to-head tailboard. The past two clashes have been low-scoring affairs but, with several talented attacking players on either side, this may be the year to break that trend.

 

To read a match preview and see team lists for the women’s All Star clash click HERE.

 

Interstate travel restrictions as a result of the Covid situation have forced major changes to both of the men’s teams with Melbourne Storm players excluded. Nevertheless, both squads are packed with NRL and international talent and should provide an entertaining match where high scoring has been the norm in previous encounters. All eye will be on Latrell Mitchell’s return to the field after injury cut short his 2020 season.

 

To read a match preview and see team lists for the men’s All Star clash click HERE.

 

Keep an eye out for match reports next week on the Almanac site.

 

 

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About Ian Hauser

A relaxed, Noosa-based retiree with a (very) modest sporting CV. A Queenslander through and through, especially when it comes to cricket and rugby league. I enjoy travel, good coffee and cake, reading, and have been known to appreciate a glass or three of wine. As well as being one of Footy Almanac's online editors, I moonlight as an editor for hire - check me out at www.writerightediting.com.au

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