The Indigenous All Stars have won the annual All Stars game in Rotorua against the Maori All Stars side.
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For the first time in the All Stars history the game was hosted in New Zealand at Rotorua’s International Stadium.
In a tight first half, both sides traded try-for-try with the Maori All Stars leading 12-10 at the break. The trend continued in the third quarter with the home side maintaining a two-point lead.
The game opened up in the final twenty with Brisbane Broncos winger Selwyn Cobbo scoring a final-quarter hat-trick to see the Indigenous All Stars defeat the Maori All Stars 28-24. This was the first victory for the Indigenous side in the event since 2019.
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks halfback Nicho Hynes was awarded the Preston Campbell Medal for the best player on-field.
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