2010: Introduction of All Stars Match
2010 saw the introduction of the Rugby League All Stars Match to whet the appetite of NRL fans in preparation for the imminent return of the regular season. The All Stars game saw innovation throughout the concept with fans voting on playing squads and the man of the match as well as several rule experimentations. Lead by Johnathan Thurston, the Indigenous All Stars would take out the inaugural game 16-12 and cement the All Stars game as a pre-season spectacle.
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