Maori All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Tips

It promises to be an entertaining pre-season showpiece on Friday night as the Indigenous and Maori All Stars collide in Townsville.

Maori All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars Tips, Prediction & Preview

Maori All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars free expert Rugby League tips, predictions & preview – The last three meetings between the teams have been decided by six points or less…

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Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Match Details

🌏 Competition: All Stars
📅 Date: Friday February 16
Time: 7.10pm AEDT
🏟️ Stadium: Queensland Country Bank Stadium (Townsville)


Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Head to Head

  • 11/2/23: Maori All Stars 24-28 Indigenous All Stars
  • 12/2/22: Maori All Stars 16-10 Indigenous All Stars
  • 20/2/21: Indigenous All Stars 10-10 Maori All Stars
  • 22/2/20: Indigenous All Stars 16-30 Maori All Stars
  • 15/2/19: Indigenous All Stars 34-14 Maori All Stars

Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Preview & Prediction

The 2024 Rugby League season makes its long-awaited return in Townsville on Friday night as the Indigenous and Maori All Stars lock horns.

It will be the sixth meeting between the teams, with both sides registering two victories each and the other resulting in a 10-10 draw back in 2021.

An open and attacking game should be expected, with three of the last five meetings seeing 46+ points, while the last three encounters have been decided by six points or less.

The Indigenous team have a wealth of talent in their backline, including Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr and Hamish Tabuai-Fidow, while the Maori outfit have an advantage in the forwards, led by the likes of Jo Tapine, Kenny Bromwich and Brandon Smith.

It could come down to who steers their respective sides around better in the halves, with Nicho Hynes lining up in the No. 7 jersey for the Indigenous side, while Jahrome Hughes starts at halfback for the Maoris.

VERDICT:

Always tough to predict these games, but I think the value lies with the Maori All Stars.

They are underdogs with the bookies, but look to have a much stronger forward pack, which should give Hughes a good platform to work with. It’s not as if their backline is much weaker either, with the likes of Dane Gagai, Matt Timoko and Jodi Fifita providing plenty of power and speed.


Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Teams

Indigenous team: 1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Josh Addo-Carr, 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 4. Kotoni Staggs, 5. Alofiana Khan-Pereira, 6. Braydon Trindall, 7. Nicho Hynes, 8. Shaquai Mitchell, 9. Kierran Moseley, 10. Josh Kerr, 11. Adam Elliott, 12. Josh Curran, 13. J’maine Hopgood, 14. Bailey Butler, 15. Brian Kelly, 16. Hohepa Puru, 17. Bailey Biondi-Odo, 18. Zac Fulton, 19. Jordan Grant, 20. Kyle Laybutt

Maori team: 1. Jesse Arthars, 2. Jojo Fifita, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Matt Timoko, 5. Adam Pompey, 6. Kodi Nikorima, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Royce Hunt, 9. Brandon Smith, 10. Leo Thompson, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Joseph Tapine, 14. Jazz Tevaga, 15. Trey Mooney, 16. Xavier Willison, 17. Dylan Walker, 18. Te Maire Martin, 19. Jack Howarth, 20. Keenan Palasia


Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Stats

  • The two teams have split victories at two wins apiece and a draw in their five previous meetings
  • Three of the last five meetings have seen 46+ points
  • The last three meetings have been decided by six points or less
  • Josh Addo-Carr has scored the most tries in All Stars games for the Indigenous team out of the players selected this year, while Brandon Smith and Dane Gagai lead the way for the Maoris (two each)

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