Melbourne Storm and Emerging Blues centre Beau Champion has today been called into the Learn. Earn. Legend! Indigenous All Stars team.

Champion, a member of last year’s victorious side, replaces Greg Inglis, who this afternoon was officially ruled out of the match as he continues his recovery from off-season shoulder surgery.

Australian and Broncos forward Sam Thaiday has also been ruled out of the Indigenous All Stars side today due to injury, with his replacement to be named next week.

“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 NRL All Stars team was announced earlier today for the second Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match, to be played on February 12 at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.

The Indigenous All Stars team is:

PLAYER

CLUB

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

* One to be added

The 2011 NRL All Stars team is:

PLAYER

CLUB

Josh Dugan

Canberra Raiders

Akuila Uate

Newcastle Knights

Michael Jennings

Penrith Panthers

Jamie Lyon

Manly Sea Eagles

Brett Morris

St George Illawarra Dragons

Darren Lockyer (c)

Brisbane Broncos

Benji Marshall

Wests Tigers

Ben Hannant

Brisbane Broncos

Cameron Smith

Melbourne Storm

Matthew Scott

North Queensland Cowboys

Nathan Hindmarsh

Parramatta Eels

Gareth Ellis

Wests Tigers

Paul Gallen

Cronulla Sharks

David Taylor

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Ashley Harrison

Gold Coast Titans

Feleti Mateo

Warriors

Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Sydney Roosters

Michael Ennis

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Petero Civoniceva

Penrith Panthers

Kurt Gidley

Newcastle Knights