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Ticket are on sale now for the 2017 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars matches, with Newcastle confirmed as the venue for matches on Saturday 11 February next year and tickets from as low as $10.

Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, Linda Burney MP said next year's All Stars would mark an important milestone as the first time the event would be played outside of Queensland.

"The 2016 All Stars matches were a huge occasion and well supported both in the lead up to the games and the games themselves," Ms Burney said.

"I have no doubt that Indigenous and non-Indigenous New South Wales fans in particular will jump at the chance to see the best male and female players line up against each other in Newcastle in February next year."

The 2017 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars matches will include the following:

  • Indigenous women's vs. All Stars women's match
  • Indigenous men's vs. World All Stars men's match

To purchase tickets, head to www.nrl.com/tickets

Read the press release - HERE

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The NRL Indigenous Round aims to highlight significant social issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Indigenous Round provides an opportunity for the Game to recognise and celebrate the unique relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Rugby League.

Key to this stance is the Game's partnership with RECOGNISE which aims to recognise Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's constitution and ensure there's no place for racial discrimination in it.

Stay tuned for information on Indigenous Round in 2017 when the draw is released.

Indigenous Milestone Timeline

  1. 1925 Glen Crouch – First Indigenous footballer to tour overseas, playing 11 games for Queensland in a New Zealand tour
  2. 1937 Policy of Assimilation implemented within the Australian Government
  3. 1945 Bill Onus – Co-founds the Redfern All Blacks Rugby League team, becoming a major community and political organisation throughout the 1950s-60s
  4. 1960 Lionel Morgan – First Indigenous player to represent Australia in Rugby League
  5. 1967 Constitutional Referendum – 90.77% of the nation voted 'Yes' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be included in the Census
  6. 1971 First Aboriginal Flag flown at Victoria Square in Adelaide
  7. 1972 Policy of Self Determination – Implemented within the Australian Government
  8. 1973 Arthur Beetson – First Indigenous player to captain Australia
  9. 1973 1st Aboriginal Touring Team tours New Zealand, winning 7 out of 9 matches played over 10 days
  10. 1975 Racial Discrimination Act – passed through Government
  11. 1980 1st Dally M Awards – 'Player of the Year' awarded to Robert Laurie
  12. 1985 Uluru Handed Back to its' traditional owners, the Anangu peoples
  13. 1986 Malcolm Cochrane – awarded Rothman's Medal.
  14. 1989 ATSI Commission Act established by the Australian Government.
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