Thousands of people will come together tonight to watch the kick-off of the Indigenous All Stars double-header.

The pre-season tournament begins when the women’s Indigenous All Stars team takes on the Maori All stars at 4:50pm local time.

Afterwards the men’s Indigenous All Stars team will be defending their title against their Kiwi counterparts.

Men’s captain Latrell Mitchell says leading the team is a career highlight.

The men’s clash between the Indigenous and Māori All-Stars will start at 8:10pm AEDT, following the conclusion of the women’s All-Stars game which opens proceedings in Queensland Country Bank Stadium at 5.50pm AEDT.

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