TWO BITES WITH A TASTY OPENER

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WHAT'S THE BUZZ -

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.

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