Where to Watch the NRL All Stars rugby league game
The Indigenous All Stars take on the Māori All Stars on February 15 in one of Rugby League's showcase events, so where and when can you watch it?
If there was ever a time to celebrate the positive impact the NRL and rugby league in general has on the community, it is now. The 2019 season simply can't start soon enough, and it's getting off to a flying start with the Indigenous All Stars playing the Māori All Stars in what's sure to be a fiery and competitive contest.
This showpiece event and its star-studded cast of players reveals the rich diversity in the NRL and the extraordinary levels of talent the traditional peoples of Australia and the indigenous New Zealanders bring to rugby league. From the passionate war cries that will echo across AAMI Park before a ball is kicked, to the freakish athleticism we're sure to witness with each try, it's going to be unmissable.
What time do the NRL All Stars Women's and Men's matches begin?
The NRL Men's and Women's All Stars games are both unfolding at AAMI Park in Melbourne on February 15, 2019. The women's game will begin at 5.10pm local time, and the men's game will begin at 8pm local time. Here is what that equates to across Australia and in New Zealand.
Women's All Stars Rugby League Start Time
- Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart: 5:10pm AEDT
- Perth: 2:10pm AWST
- Darwin: 3:40pm ACST
- Brisbane: 4:10pm AEST
- Adelaide: 4:40pm ACDT
- New Zealand: 7:10pm NZDT
Men's All Stars Rugby League Start Time
- Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart: 8:00pm AEDT
- Perth: 5:00pm AWST
- Darwin: 6:30pm ACST
- Brisbane: 7:00pm AEST
- Adelaide: 7:30pm ACDT
- New Zealand: 10:00pm NZDT
Where to watch the NRL All Stars Rugby League games
The men's game is being broadcast for free on Channel Nine with ads, but is not streamed via the 9Now app. It is airing on Fox League via Foxtel IQ and streamed via Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. And it is being streamed through the NRL Pass app as well. The women's game is being broadcast via the same locations, except for free-to-air. It will be on GEM, not Channel 9.
Best way to Stream the NRL All Stars Rugby League games
In our opinion, the best place to stream NRL and indeed watch NRL throughout the 2019 season is via Kayo Sports. This new service launched late in 2018 and features all of the content from Foxtel's key sports channels (Fox Sports 1-8, beIN Sports 1-3, ESPN 1-2) available through mobile and tablet devices, browsers and – using ChromeCast – TVs.
It's less than half the price of Foxtel at $25 per month, and comes with the added bonus of a host of sports specific viewing features. This includes splitscreen, picture-in-picture, on demand, hide scores and jump to highlight moment. It has a 14-day free trial, too.
Everything you need to know about the NRL All Stars game.
In 2019, the eighth NRL Men's All Stars game, and the seventh NRL Women's All Stars game, will be decided. For the first time, the Indigenous All Stars teams for both men and women will come up against a Māori All Stars team. When the concept first began, it was an NRL All Stars team that provided the opposition, before seaguing into a World All Stars team. The new Māori All Stars does, in our opinion, make for a better fit with the overall concept.
The Māori Men's All Stars 2019 Team
Peta Hiku (Warriors); Dane Gagai (Rabbitohs), Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers), Dean Whare (Panthers), Jordan Kahu (Broncos); Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Jahrome Hughes (Storm); Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Brandon Smith (Storm), James Tamou (Panthers), Kevin Proctor (Titans), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Adam Blair (captain - Warriors).
Danny Levi (Knights), Brad Takairangi (Eels), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Gerard Beale (Warriors), Corey Harawira-Naera (Bulldogs), Joseph Tapine (Raiders), Kenny Bromwich (Cowboys)
The Indigenous Men's All Stars 2019 Team
Bevan French (Eels); Blake Ferguson (Eels), James Roberts (Broncos), Latrell Mitchell (Roosters), Josh Addo-Carr (Storm); Cody Walker (captain - Rabbitohs), Tyrone Roberts (Titans); Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Nathan Peats (Titans), Josh Kerr (Dragons), David Fifita (Broncos), Adam Elliott (Bulldogs), Tyrone Peachey (Titans).
Will Chambers (Storm), Leilani Latu (Titans), Chris Smith (Bulldogs), Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs), Jesse Ramien (Knights), Tyrell Fuimaono (Panthers), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos).
The Māori Ferns Women's All Stars 2019 Team
Botille Vette-Welsh, Hilda (Mariu) Peters, Jonsal Tautari, Amber Kani, Tyler Birch, Zahara Temara, Teeaye Hapuku, Kararaina Wira, Krystal Rota (c), Kahurangi Peters, Geneva Webber, Tazmin Gray, Rona Peters (c).
Christyl Stowers, Kathleen (Wharton) Keremete, Charlette (Harata) Butler, Kerehitina Matua, Acacia Claridge-Te Iwimate.
The Indigenous Women's All Stars 2019 Team
Tahlia Hunter, Terri Ann Cain, Amber Pilley, Shaylee Bent, Shakiah Tungai, Quincy Dodd, Sharon McGrady, Rebecca Young, Akayla McQuire, Layla Fauid, Samartha Leisha, Caitlan Johnston, Kandy Kennedy.
Tallisha Harden, Kyara Nean, Regan Hart, Tommaya Kelly Sines, Layna Nona Busch.
History of NRL All Stars Games
|2010||Men||Indigenous All Stars||NRL All Stars||16 vs 12||Skilled Park, Gold Coast||Johnathan Thurston|
|2011||Men||NRL All Stars||Indigenous All Stars||28 vs 12||Skilled Park, Gold Coast||Josh Dugan|
|2011||Women||Women's All Stars||Indigenous Women's All Stars||22 vs 6||Skilled Park, Gold Coast||Not given|
|2012||Men||NRL All Stars||Indigenous All Stars||36 vs 28||Skilled Park, Gold Coast||Nathan Merritt|
|2013||Men||Indigenous All Stars||NRL All Stars||32 vs 6||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||Ben Barba|
|2013||Women||Women's All Stars||Indigenous Women's All Stars||22 vs 6||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||Not given|
|2014||Men||Not Held||Not Held||Not Held||Not Held||Not Held|
|2014||Women||Women's All Stars||Indigenous Women's All Stars||24 vs 0||Allianz Stadium, Sydney||Not given|
|2015||Men||Indigenous All Stars||NRL All Stars||20 vs 6||Skilled Park, Gold Coast||George Rose|
|2015||Women||Women's All Stars||Indigenous Women's All Stars||26 vs 8||Cbus Super Stadium, Robina||Not given|
|2016||Men||World All Stars||Indigenous All Stars||12 vs 8||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||James Graham|
|2016||Women||Women's All Stars||Indigenous Women's All Stars||24 vs 4||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||Not given|
|2017||Men||Indigenous All Stars||World All Stars||34 vs 8||McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle||Johnathan Thurston|
|2017||Women||Indigenous Women's All Stars||Women's All Stars||14 vs 6||McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle||Not given|
|2018||Men||Not Held||Not Held||Not Held||Not Held||Not Held|
|2019||Men||Indigenous All Stars||Māori All Stars||TBC||AAMI Park, Melbourne|
|2019||Women||Indigenous Women's All Stars||Māori Women's All Stars||TBC||AAMI Park, Melbourne|
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