TWO BITES WITH A TASTY OPENER
THE NRL will kick off season 2019 with an international double-header on the same weekend. The new look All Stars match on Friday, February 15 will feature NZ Maori against the Indigenous All Stars. The Sydney Roosters v Wigan World Club Challenge has been moved to the same weekend on the Monday morning (AEDT).
Only one Roosters player, Latrell Mitchell (pictured), is likely to be in the All Stars team as his club will insist on taking him to England for the WCC.
The NRL premiers hope to equal the Storm and Wigan with four WCC trophies.