By Elijah Lavett – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby
Rugby League’s finest indigenous players will clash with a new World All Stars team.
The World All Stars will feature a minimum of four players each from Australia, New Zealand and England, while the remaining players will be selected from PNG, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and France.
NRL Head of Football, Todd Greenberg, announced on Tuesday that the match will be played on February 13 at Suncorp Stadium.
The Australia, New Zealand and England Captains will be automatic selections for the team, which will be selected by coach Wayne Bennett.
The World All Stars team will include at least one player and a maximum of two players from each NRL Club. The NRL has seen in recent years the potential of some of the Pacific nations and this will ensure some of those players are given a chance to celebrate their heritage alongside some of the best in the world.
Next years all stars will have some incredibly diverse talent, and the new All Stars side will ensure that talent is showcased
Papua New Guinea will be hoping to get a few of our elite players into the All Stars.