The National Rugby League (NRL) today announced the 2024 calendar will officially kick off with the 2024 NRL Harvey Norman All Stars, at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Friday, February 16.
The annual fixture, between the Indigenous and Māori male and female teams, will form part of a packed pre-season, with the Pre-Season Challenge matches also confirmed today.
NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said All Stars would kick off the 2024 schedule in memorable fashion.
“After a successful match in New Zealand in 2023, All Stars returns to Townsville to kick off the 2024 season.
“The full week of community engagement, education and cultural activities is unique and unrivalled in sport. There is no better way to celebrate the start of our season.”
Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page added: “It is the ultimate tribute to the contribution of the Indigenous and Māori communities that the Harvey Norman NRL All Stars heralds the start of each new season.
“The 13th All Stars contest is a significant milestone and brilliant that it is returning to Queensland in Townsville for 2024.
“Harvey Norman has been proud naming rights partner since the first Indigenous All Stars on the Gold Coast in 2010. The North Queensland Cowboys demonstrate every day what community unity and spirit means to the people of Townsville and Far North Queensland.
“To see this vibrant city bring All Stars to life will be a celebration of Indigenous and Māori cultures in rugby league heartland.”
The 2024 NRL Harvey Norman All Stars will feature the women’s and men’s Indigenous and Māori teams. Tickets and hospitality will be on sale later this year.
The All Stars matches will be broadcast live on the Nine Network, Fox League, Kayo Sports, Sky Sport New Zealand and Watch NRL.
The 2024 Harvey Norman All Stars is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, along with Stadiums Queensland.
Further information: Glenn Jackson, NRL M: 0402 048 868 E: email@example.com