Rugby League fans are invited to become official selectors and pick their Indigenous All Stars team, which will take on the newly-termed World All Stars at Suncorp Stadium on 13 February next year.
Online public voting for the Indigenous All Stars team is underway, with voting open until Sunday, 6 December for fans to help select a 20-man squad.
The Panthers players up for nomination are Will Smith, Tyrone Peachey, Jamie Soward and Leilani Latu. VOTE FOR THEM NOW: nrl.com/allstars
Some of the game’s greats have taken their place as part of the Indigenous All Stars team in the past, including current NRL Telstra Premiership winning co-captain Johnathan Thurston, who has proudly been selected in each of the five Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars matches to date.
Voting and selections will be more important than ever after the announcement yesterday of an expanded All Stars team capability, with multiple nationalities available for selection to take on the Indigenous All Stars team.
Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley said he was looking forward to receiving the public team picks and bringing together some of the game’s finest Indigenous players to represent their people.
"The Indigenous community, and fans in general, are so passionate about this game every year and it's wonderful to be able to include them in forming their team to take on the World All Stars in what is set to be another fantastic spectacle," Daley said.
The 16 players with the highest number of public votes will be selected in the Indigenous All Stars squad. Daley will then be given four "coach’s picks".
For more details and to vote, fans can visit nrl.com/allstars.