Maori All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars Preview & Best Bets

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Maori All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars Preview & Best Bets

The Maori All Stars and Indigenous All Stars square off on Friday night in Townsville - read our preview and best bets for the game below.

Indigenous All Stars vs Maori All Stars Preview & Best Bets

The eagerly anticipated return of the 2024 Rugby League season takes place in Townsville on Friday night as the Indigenous and Maori All Stars face off.

This marks the sixth encounter between the two teams, with both sides boasting two victories each, and one match ending in a 10-10 draw back in 2021.

Expect an exciting, attacking display as three out of the last five meetings have witnessed over 46 points scored. Furthermore, the last three clashes have been decided by a margin of six points or fewer.

The Indigenous squad showcases a formidable backline featuring talents like Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr, and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. Conversely, the Maori team possesses a strong advantage in the forward pack, led by Jo Tapine, Kenny Bromwich, and Brandon Smith.

The outcome may hinge on the performance of the halves, with Nicho Hynes donning the No. 7 jersey for the Indigenous side, while Jahrome Hughes takes the helm at halfback for the Maoris.

Prediction:

It’s always a challenge to forecast these matches, but the Maori All Stars appear to hold the edge. Despite being underdogs according to the bookies, their formidable forward pack should provide Hughes with a solid platform to operate. Moreover, their backline, featuring players like Dane Gagai, Matt Timoko, and Jojo Fifita, offers a blend of power and speed, making them a well-rounded force to reckon with.

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