Almost 22,000 fans have already registered their selections at www.nrl.com/allstars for the 16 prized public-chosen spots in the 20-man squads for both teams for the fourth annual All Stars match to be played at Brisbanes Suncorp Stadium on February 9.
Only one player from each NRL Club is eligible for Wayne Bennetts NRL All Stars, while fans can choose from all of Rugby Leagues best Indigenous talent for Laurie Daleys Indigenous All Stars. The final squads will be announced in Brisbane on Wednesday (January 16).
Following the closing of the public online voting on January 14, both coaches will be able to select additional bench players to complement the 16-man teams chosen by the public to make up a 20-man squad. Bennett will select two extra players alongside automatic selections Benji Marshall (New Zealand captain) and Cameron Smith (Australian captain); while Daley will pick three extra players in addition to automatic selection and Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston.