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The NRL All Stars squad has today been named for the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars held on the 12th of February at Skilled Park.
The lineup features one player from each of the 16 NRL clubs, plus the Australian and New Zealand captains and two selections from coach Wanye Bennett.
Kangaroo and Kiwi skippers, Darren Lockyer and Benji Marshall, were automatic selections and look set to form an imposing halves combination.
Wests Tigers import Gareth Ellis is the sole Englishman in the squad. Jerseys 19 and 20 will be donned by Petero Civoniceva and Kurt Gidley who were Bennett's pick.
Over 37,000 fans participated in the selection process.
NRL All Stars Squad
1. Josh Dugan (Canberra Raiders)
2. Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)
3. Michael Jennings (Penrith Panthers)
4. Jamie Lyon (Manly Sea-Eagles)
5. Brett Morris (St George Illawarra)
6. Darren Lockyer (Brisbane Broncos) [c]
7. Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)
8. Ben Hannant (Brisbane Broncos)
9. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
10. Matthew Scott (North Queensland Cowboys)
11. Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels)
12. Gareth Ellis (Wests Tigers)
13. Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks)
14. Dave Taylor (South Sydney)
15. Ashley Harrison (Gold Coast Titans)
16. Feleti Mateo (New Zealand Warriors)
17. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters)
18. Michael Ennis (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
19. Petero Civoniceva (Penrith Panthers)
20. Kurt Gidley (Newcastle Knights)
Coach: Wayne Bennett