CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Jarrod Croker of the Raiders acknowledges the crowd after victory in the second NRL Semi Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers at GIO Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans) and Gerard Beale (Cronulla Sharks) have been called into the World All Stars squad ahead of the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars.

The trio will replace Joseph Leilua, Jarryd Hayne and Sosaia Feki, who have been ruled out of the match through injury.

The World All Stars squad

2. David Mead (Brisbane Broncos)
19. Akuila Uate (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
3. Gerard Beale (Cronulla Sharks)
4. Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders)
5. Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons)
6. Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers)
7. Moses Mbye (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
8. Jordan McLean (Melbourne Storm)
9. Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters)
10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)
11. Gavin Cooper (North Queensland Cowboys)
12. Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers)
13. Tepai Moeroa (Parramatta Eels)
14. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
15. Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
16. Sam Lisone (New Zealand Warriors)
17. Mitch Aubusson (Sydney Roosters)
18. Sione Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights)
20. Jordan Turner (Canberra Raiders)
21. Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans)

The Indigenous All Stars squad

  1. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
2. Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
3. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
4. Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks)
5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
6. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
7. Ash Taylor (Gold Coast Titans)
8. Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
9. Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)
10. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
11. Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons)
12. Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)
13. Kyle Turner (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
14. Leilani Latu (Penrith Panthers)
15. Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
16. Aidan Sezer (Canberra Raiders)
17. Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers)
18. Tyrone Roberts (Gold Coast Titans)
19. Bevan French (Parramatta Eels)
20. Chris Smith (Sydney Roosters)

9 COMMENTS

  1. this is such a joke of a game massive advantages given to the indigenous team this will be a white wash were is johnson , smith and cronk ,bromwich , graham and talmalolo this isnt an all stars game just drop this concept already

  2. Just hand the Indigenous All Stars boys the trophy 🏆 now and save the risk of injury to GI, Cook and Turner.

    When I read through the list and saw Uate and Beale I thought I was reading the the names of the entrants for the half time team mascot race and was disappointed not to see Lichaa or Rein mentioned. Then I realised it was meant to be the team for the World All Stars! Seriously, if THAT is the best the world has to offer then the world is in recession!

    I would prefer to see it changed to Indigenous All Stars vs Polynesian All Stars. Picking players who have trouble keeping a first grade spot as representatives of the World’s elite is an insult to the concept and to the Indigenous players involved who are proud to participate and represent their community and their culture. It’s like sending Pauline Hanson instead of Turnbull to meet President Trump at the airport… come to think of it, THAT might actually work! 😉

  3. Mitchell Moses will be the best five-eighth in the game this season. His form will go a long way to surprising a lot of people in this game. World All Stars to win in a tight one. Do not believe that.

  4. How pathetic are some of these selections ,,, All Stars , “when you try to be something your not it makes it worse” ,, ,,,,

  5. This concept is a massive dud and needs to be cancelled.

    We lost Norman in the 9s and now we are risking Moeroa and French in this farce.
    I can only hope that BA pulls them out of this ridiculous concept using the injury card.

  6. It is more than obvious that these “injured” players are just being put in cotton wool by their club. However, who can blame them. I would do the same. No advantage or particular kudos in winning this game. A non event.

    • Agreed. The whole concept has been completely undermined and has morphed into an exercise in condescension towards the indigenous community. The indigenous players are all prepared to turn out to represent and celebrate their heritage and their clubs support them in this but will not allow (or privately discourage) their non-indigenous players from taking part. It has become an insult to these indigenous players who are not being treated with respect IMO. I myself am not indigenous but I played for several years for the Redfern All Blacks, and I for one am disappointed that the NRL seem intent on ending this concept by a process of “death by a thousand cuts”. Like I said before, they should change the teams to Indigenous All Stars vs Polynesian/Melanesia All Stars instead.

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