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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NRL All Stars 64 Shortlisted

Courtesy of NRL.com
With Stage One of the NRL All Stars public selection process now complete, a shortlist of 64 players has revealed the contenders for Wayne Bennett’s side to take on the ‘Learn. Earn. Legend!’ Indigenous All Stars in the 2011 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match, at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on February 12.

The following 64 players have been shortlisted for selection in the 2011 NRL All Stars:

Brisbane Broncos
Corey Parker, Ben Hannant – Forwards
Alex Glenn, Ben Hunt - Backs

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Greg Eastwood, Frank Pritchard - Forwards
Bryson Goodwin, Ben Roberts - Backs

Canberra Raiders
David Shillington, Bronson Harrison - Forwards
Josh Dugan, Jarrod Croker - Backs

Cronulla Sharks
Paul Gallen, Jeremy Smith - Forwards
Nathan Gardner, Colin Best - Backs

Gold Coast Titans
Ashley Harrison, Mark Minichiello - Forwards
Kevin Gordon, William Zillman - Backs

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Anthony Watmough, Brent Kite - Forwards
Jamie Lyon, Tony Williams - Backs

Melbourne Storm
Cameron Smith, Adam Blair - Forwards
Cooper Cronk, Chase Stanley - Backs

Newcastle Knights
Neville Costigan, Zeb Taia - Forwards
Akuila Uate, Kurt Gidley - Backs

North Queensland Cowboys
Dallas Johnson, Matthew Scott - Forwards
Antonio Winterstein, Ashley Graham - Backs

Parramatta Eels
Nathan Hindmarsh, Tim Mannah - Forwards
Jarryd Hayne, Luke Burt - Backs

Penrith Panthers
Luke Lewis, Petero Civoniceva - Forwards
Michael Jennings, Michael Gordon - Backs

St George Illawarra Dragons
Ben Creagh, Dean Young - Forwards
Darius Boyd, Brett Morris - Backs

South Sydney Rabbitohs
Dave Taylor, Roy Asotasi - Forwards
Fetuli Talanoa, Junior Vaivai - Backs

Sydney Roosters
Nate Myles, Braith Anasta - Forwards
Todd Carney, Shaun Kenny-Dowall - Backs

New Zealand Warriors
Feleti Mateo, Simon Mannering - Forwards
Lance Hohaia, Manu Vatuvei - Backs

Wests Tigers
Gareth Ellis, Robbie Farah - Forwards
Lote Tuqiri, Chris Lawrence - Backs

Please note: Sam Burgess and Billy Slater were both withdrawn from the voting process due to injury.

The next stage of voting will see NRL All Stars coach Wayne Bennett guide fans by placing the 64 shortlisted players into positions he wants them to be considered for as well as outlining the make-up of the bench positions he wants covered.

At the end of Stage One, the top 10 voted players for the NRL All Stars are:

1. Nathan Hindmarsh, Parramatta Eels
2. Josh Dugan, Canberra Raiders
3. Sam Burgess*, South Sydney Rabbitohs
4. Todd Carney, Sydney Roosters
5. Jarryd Hayne, Parramatta Eels
6. Anthony Watmough, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
7. Fetuli Talanoa, South Sydney Rabbitohs
8. Alex Glenn, Brisbane Broncos
9. Luke Lewis, Penrith Panthers
10. Michael Jennings, Penrith Panthers

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