Latrell Mitchell Selected For Indigenous All Stars

Latrell Mitchell has been selected to start for the Indigenous All Stars team ahead of their battle with the Maori All Stars on February 15 at AAMI Park. 

This will mark his second selection for the All Stars game and the first under the format of Indigenous vs Maori All Stars. 

The match will be contested on the same weekend as the World Club Challenge match against the Wigan Warriors, which makes him unavailable for selection for the Sydney Roosters. 

“I’m a proud Aboriginal man but I’m also really proud to be a Sydney Rooster and this wasn’t an easy decision because I’m so passionate about both teams," Mitchell said of his selection.

“Obviously it’s disappointing that the scheduling means I can’t play both games and I’m disappointed that I won’t be travelling to England with my Roosters family to play in the World Club Challenge.

“I love the Roosters. The Roosters is home to me and I can’t thank Trent and the Club enough for always supporting me.

“I can’t wait to get amongst my culture and to rip in and represent my people in the All Stars game, and then go into the season fresh and ready to play for the Roosters.

“I know the Roosters boys are ready to go to England and rip in. I have spoken to a few of them and they have told me to go and represent my culture so I’m pretty happy with the decision I made.”

Fans can watch the All Stars game live on Channel Nine, February 15.

INDIGENOUS ALL STARS
1. Ben Barba
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. James Roberts
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cody Walker
7. Tyrone Roberts
8. Andrew Fifita
9. Nathan Peats
10. TBA
11. David Fifita 
12. Adam Elliott
13. Tyrone Peachey
INTERCHANGE
14. Will Chambers
15. Leilani Latu
16. Chris Smith
17. Alex Johnston 
18. Jesse Ramien
19. Tyrell Fuimaono
20. Katoni Staggs

MAORI ALL STARS
1. Peta Hiku
2. Dane Gagai
3. Esan Marsters
4. Dean Whare
5. Jordan Kahu
6. Kalyn Ponga
7. Jahrome Hughes
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Brandon Smith
10. Jordan McLean
11. Kevin Proctor
12. Tohu Harris
13. Adam Blair
INTERCHANGE
14. Danny Levi
15. Brad Takarangi
16. James Fisher-Harris
17. James Tamou
18. Gerard Beale
19. Corey Harawira-Naera
120. Joseph Tapine