Parramatta Eels players Blake Ferguson and Brad Takairangi are the two Blue & Gold representatives named to play in February’s NRL Harvey Norman All Stars clash at AAMI Park on Friday February 15.
Voted by fans, Ferguson has been named on the wing in the Australian Indigenous All Stars side whilst Takairangi has been named in the Maori side’s seven man bench.
Ferguson features in a star studded Indigenous backline that also includes Ben Barba, Latrell Mitchell, James Roberts and Josh Addo-Carr. Takairangi sits alongside Danny Levi, James Fisher-Harris, James Tamou, Gerard Beale, Corey Harawira-Naera and Joshep Tapine on the Maori bench fighting to be named in the final seventeen.
Congratulations to both players and good luck!
Indigenous All Stars: 1. Ben Barba (Cowboys); 2. Blake Ferguson (Eels), 3. James Roberts (Broncos), 4. Latrell Mitchell (Roosters), 5. Josh Addo-Carr (Storm); 6. Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), 7. Tyrone Roberts (Titans); 8. Andrew Fifita (Sharks), 9. Nathan Peats (Titans), 10. TBA, 11. David Fifita (Broncos), 12. Adam Elliott (Bulldogs), 13. Tyrone Peachey (Titans). Interchange: 14. Will Chambers (Storm), 15. Leilani Latu (Titans), 16. Chris Smith (Bulldogs), 17. Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs), 18. Jesse Ramien (Knights), 19. Tyrell Fuimaono (Panthers), 20. Kotoni Staggs (Broncos).
New Zealand Māori All Stars: 1. Peta Hiku (Warriors); 2. Dane Gagai (Rabbitohs), 3. Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers), 4. Dean Whare (Panthers), 5. Jordan Kahu (Broncos); 6. Kalyn Ponga (Knights), 7. Jahrome Hughes (Storm); 8. Jesse Bromwich (Storm), 9. Brandon Smith (Storm), 10. Jordan McLean (Cowboys), 11. Kevin Proctor (Titans), 12. Tohu Harris (Warriors), 13. Adam Blair (Warriors). Interchange: 14. Danny Levi (Knights), 15. Brad Takairangi (Eels), 16. James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), 17. James Tamou (Panthers), 18. Gerard Beale (Warriors), 19. Corey Harawira-Naera (Bulldogs), 20. Joseph Tapine (Raiders).
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