Sport

Reynolds ready to claim place on NRL All Stars team

Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs scores a try during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on September 15, 2012.
Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs scores a try during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on September 15, 2012. Getty Images / Mark Kolbe

TALENTED South Sydney half-back Adam Reynolds is in the box seat to make his debut for the NRL All Stars against the Indigenous All Stars at Suncorp Stadium on February 9.

Reynolds received the seventh-highest number of votes from fans in stage one of voting, the most of any half-back.

Brilliant Melbourne Storm No.7 Cooper Cronk was also in top 10 (at position 10), but with teammate Billy Slater coming in at number five, and only one player from each team able to get a start, Cronk, the Australian half-back, faces the prospect of missing out.

Almost 16,000 votes were registered, with Eels utility Jarryd Hayne the fan's favourite with 9491 votes, 208 ahead of Knights winger Akuila Uate.

Hayne said he was "really honoured" to be part of the All Stars concept, adding: "It's nice to be thought of by the fans who voted for me".

Others in the top 10 were: Brett Morris (Dragons), James Tamou (Cowboys), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Josh Morris (Bulldogs) and Paul Gallen (Sharks).

The next stage of voting, to open on December 10, will see NRL All Stars coach Wayne Bennett place the top 64 players (four from each club), in possible positions.

The public will then be able to vote for just one player from each team, those 16 to join Cameron Smith and Benji Marshall in the final team - Bennett and the NRL All Stars coaching staff will also have two wildcard selections.

Voting for the Indigenous All Stars team will also open on December 10, with both teams announced on January 16.

Topics:  indigenous all stars, nrl, nrl all stars, rugby league, suncorp stadium


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Images of our shameful past

FOUND: Wade Thompson and Henry Thompson Jr at the Deebing Creek Mission Cemetery.

Images of our shameful past

Show out to deliver the thrills

The Safari Zoo is expected to be a big attraction for the kids.

Show out to deliver the thrills s

Aged care workforce in crisis

Shayne Neumann delivers flags to Bruce and Margaret Dobbie, Darryl Tocchetti and Penny Palmer.

Aged care workforce in crisis

Latest deals and offers

Maroons Origin combos remains streets ahead of Blues

FOUR Queensland players have won more Origin series than NSW captain Paul Gallen has won Origin matches.

Salvos deal with family pain in wake of suicide

Domestic violence spiked in Logan over the Christmas and New Year break.Photo illustration Claudia Baxter JA1310BZZ

Captain Jo Chant has witnessed the devastating affects of suicide.

Judge send ice junkie to cooler

A man who went on a ice-fuelled crime spree has been jailed.

50 tablets 'enough to kill a person', teen took 100

Sheridan attempted to end her own life after swallowing more than 100 tablets used to treat her mother's medical condition.

Mum’s heartache as Ipswich teenager overdoses on tablets

Disgraced former footy president jailed for sex assaults

Man plucked from Yamanto to face historic sex assault charge

Time to repay the Salvos

HELPING OUT: Bendigo Bank’s Tracey Thompson helps Salvation Army leaders Ben Johnson and Greg Pack collect for the Red Shield Appeal at Riverlink Shopping Centre.

The Salvation Army needs your help more than ever this weekend

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked