Former Rabbitoh, now a Storm player, Beau Champion has been called into the Indigenous side to replace the injured Greg Inglis, with both sides, the Indigenous team and All-Stars team being named, despite a new injury to Sam Thaiday.

Champion, who was a part of last years victorious Indigenous side was officially confirmed as Greg Inglis’s replacement who is still recovering from his off-season shoulder surgery.

Another blow for the Indigenous side, with Sam Thaiday injured, means that he too will miss the clash, and his replacement will be named in the near future.

“It’s always disappointing to lose players the calibre of Sam and Greg but it presents a great opportunity for the players who come into the side,” Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley said.

“Beau had an outstanding 2010 season and his involvement with the inaugural team last year makes him an ideal replacement.”

The two sides (both of which are not listed in players playing in those positions) are as follows for the time being:

Indigenous Side

1. Preston Campbell
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Willie Tonga
4. Beau Champion
5. Jharal Yow Yeh
6. Scott Prince
7. Jonathon Thurston
8. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
9. Travis Waddell
10. George Rose
11. Jamal Idris
12. Greg Bird
13. Ben Barba

14. Jamie Soward
15. Carl Webb
16. Joel Thompson
17. Cory Paterson
18. Ryan James
19. Matt Bowen

All-Stars side

1. Josh Dugan
2. Akuila Uate
3. Michael Jennings
4. Jamie Lyon
5. Brett Morris
6. Darren Lockyer
7. Benji Marshall
8. Ben Hannant
9. Cameron Smith
10. Matthew Scott
11. Nathan Hindmarsh
12. Gareth Ellis
13. Paul Gallen

14. David Taylor
15. Ashley Harrison
16. Feleti Mateo
17. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
18. Michael Ennis
19. Petero Civoniceva
20. Kurt Gidley

The Indigenous All Stars team is:

Preston Campbell (c) Gold Coast Titans
Nathan Merritt South Sydney Rabbitohs
Willie Tonga North Queensland Cowboys
Beau Champion Melbourne Storm
Jharal Yow Yeh Brisbane Broncos
Scott Prince Gold Coast Titans
Johnathan Thurston North Queensland Cowboys
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra Raiders
Travis Waddell Canberra Raiders
George Rose Manly Sea Eagles
Jamal Idris Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Greg Bird Gold Coast Titans
Ben Barba Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Jamie Soward St George Illawarra Dragons
Carl Webb Parramatta Eels
Cory Paterson Newcastle Knights
Joel Thompson Canberra Raiders
Ryan James Gold Coast Titans
Matt Bowen North Queensland Cowboys

By ricky

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