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New Manly Warringah forward Martin Taupau will join some of the biggest names in the NRL to play in the NRL Harvey Norman All Stars match in Brisbane in February.

For the first time, a World All Stars team has been chosen to take on the reigning champion Indigenous All Stars team at Suncorp Stadium on February 13.

Taupau has been named in the World All Stars team that will include stars of the calibre of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Semi Radradra and James Graham

Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley and World All Stars coach Wayne Bennett named their teams in Brisbane today, with both expecting the match to be one of the best in the six years of the match.

Daley said his team would again be headed by Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis but would also include emerging stars including Chris Grevsmuhl and Jack Wighton.

“This is such a special game for our players,” Daley said.

“The online voting and competition for positions was so intense – and the players want to be part of this match.

“We have picked a strong side full of players who have represented at the highest level for years.

“And it never hurts to have the Dally M Player of the year and Grand Final hero as your captain!”

Bennett was also full of praise for his side.

“The extended option to pick a World All Stars team means our fans will get the chance to see two high quality teams in the 2016 event,” Bennett said.

“It is a new challenge for these guys to be playing alongside each other rather than against and one that I am sure they will relish.”

Tickets are on sale now at, with prices starting at $20 for an adult and $50 for a family pass.

Fans can purchase their All Stars merchandise at and click on ‘teams’.

For all the details on the week-long celebration and match, head to

Both teams will be in Brisbane in the week leading up to the match, with a range of community activities planned, including an Indigenous Youth Summit and open fan sessions to meet players.

The two teams named today to face each other at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday February 13 are:

Indigenous All Stars  

1 Greg Inglis 
2 Alex Johnston  
3 Will Chambers  
4 Blake Ferguson  
5 Dane Gagai  
6 Ben Barba  
7 Johnathan Thurston (c)  
8 Ryan James  
9 Nathan Peats  
10 Sam Thaiday  
11 Greg Bird  
12 Joel Thompson  
13 Chris Grevsmuhl  
14 Andrew Fifita  
15 Wade Graham  
16 Tyrone Peachey  
17 James Roberts  
18 Tyrone Roberts  
19 Ray Thompson  
20 Jack Wighton  
Coach: Laurie Daley

World All Stars 

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 
2 Semi Radradra 
3 Jarrod Croker 
4 Josh Morris 
5 Antonio Winterstein 
6 Gareth Widdop 
7 Trent Hodkinson 
8 James Graham 
9 Cameron Smith (c) 
10 Paul Gallen 
11 Tyson Frizell 
12 Simon Mannering 
13 Sam Burgess 
14 Tom Burgess 
15 Kane Evans 
16 Robbie Farah 
17 Lachlan Maranta 
18 Nene McDonald 
19 Trent Merrin 
20 Martin Taupau 
Coach: Wayne Bennett



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