Indigenous All Stars 20 (Greg Inglis, Will Chambers, Chris Grevsmuhl tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals) def. NRL All Stars 6 (Dylan Walker try; Nathan Friend goal) at Cbus Super Stadium, GOLD Coast. Crowd: 23,177. Referee: Gerard Sutton. Assistant Referees: Gavin Reynolds & Grant Atkins.
Quarter-time: 0-0. Half-time: NRL All Stars 6-0. Three-quarter time: 6-6.
Man of the match: George Rose (Indigenous All Stars).
With six minutes left on the clock the Indigenous All Stars received a penalty 38 metres out DIRECTLY in front allowing Thurston to coolly add a further two points to take his side out to a 14-6 lead.
Two minutes out from fulltime an in-goal fumble by Jason Taumalolo allowed Chris Grevsmuhl to scoop up the crumbs and seal the result for the Indigenous All Stars with Thurston’s conversion taking the score out to 20-6.
The NRL All Stars attempted a short kick-off from the restart which almost backfired after Justin Hodges raced away into open space, finding Dane Gagai on his outside who crossed out wide.
The possible try was referred to the video referees who declined to award what would have been a breathtaking four-pointer, with Gagai deemed to have lost control in the grounding. It mattered little though as the Indigenous side held out their NRL counterparts to run out 20-6 winners.