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Rugby League All Stars kicks off in Queensland

29 November 2014

The Queensland Government has secured the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match for a further two years. 

In 2015 the All Stars game will be played on the Gold Coast with Brisbane hosting the match in 2016. 

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and The Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the games reinforce Queensland’s reputation as a premier sporting event destination. 

“The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars 2015 match on the Gold Coast will kick off the NRL season on Friday 13 February 2015. 

“This event is a fantastic celebration of Australia’s many cultures, bringing league fans from across the country together in Queensland to experience the most exciting exhibition match in rugby league.

“The 2015 event will be an added incentive for visitors to book a trip to Queensland’s Famous for fun holiday destination, extending the New Year tourism period through to February.

“The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars will be promoted as part of the recently launched It’s Live! in Queensland marketing platform, which highlights the perfect union of world class events and destinations,” Ms Stuckey said.  

“Destination Success, Queensland’s 20-year plan for tourism, recognises the importance of securing major events such as this which drive repeat visitation to Queensland’s world-class destinations.

Ms Stuckey said the NRL will deliver an itinerary of community-based events in the week leading into the All Stars, celebrating the connection rugby league has with Indigenous Australians including:

  • Indigenous Leaders Dinner
  • NRL Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit
  • Harvey Norman NRL Touch Football All Stars Game
  • Murri v Koori Interstate Challenge
  • Annual Indigenous Players Camp
  • Indigenous Womens All Stars v NRL Womens All Stars 
  • NSW v QLD Indigenous Under 16s match

NRL Head of Commercial MR Paul Kind said: “In 2010 the All Stars concept captured the imagination of the Rugby League community and we are pleased to announce our partnership with the Queensland Government.” 

“This event celebrates the diversity in our game and how Rugby League brings people together to support and help enrich the lives of communities in need.

“It’s already highly anticipated return in 2015 demonstrates the amazing impact the All Stars has on Indigenous communities around Australia.”

The 2015 Harvey Norman Indigenous All Stars v NRL All Stars match will be played on Friday 13 February at Cbus Super Stadium with public tickets on sale Friday 5 December 2014.

[ENDS] Saturday 29 November 2014 

Media Contacts: 
Minister Stuckey’s office: 3719 7240 / 0439 291 268
Tourism and Events Queensland: 0431 294 625