Adam Elliott chats with bulldogs.com.au about his selection in the 2017 Indigenous All Stars team.
Elliott joins a host of players who will make their World and Indigenous All Stars debut in Newcastle next year when the two teams meet for the seventh Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars occasion.
Jarryd Hayne, Latrell Mitchell, Jake Friend, Jack Bird, Moses Mbye and Adam Elliott were just some of the players named today by World All Stars coach Mal Meninga and Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley ahead of the game on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium.
The 22-year old said it was a proud moment being told by Coach Des Hasler that he had been chosen in the side.
"Des told me last week and I couldn't wipe the grin off my face," Elliott said.
"I couldn't wait to get on the phone and tell mum and dad.
"All the boys are happy for me and it's a pretty proud moment in my career."
The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match will be played on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.
Tickets are on sale at www.nrl.com/tickets.
Indigenous All Stars
1. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
2. Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
3. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
4. Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm)
5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
6. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
7. Ash Taylor* (Gold Coast Titans)
8. Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
9. Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)
10. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
11. Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons)
12. Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)
13. Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)
14. Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers)
15. Jack Bird* (Cronulla Sharks)
16. Leilani Latu (Penrith Panthers)
17. Latrell Mitchell* (Sydney Roosters)
18. Aidan Sezer (Canberra Raiders)
19. Kyle Turner (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
20. Adam Elliott* (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
* Denotes debutants