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South Sydney’s Beau Champion and the Titans’ Greg Bird have been called into the Indigenous All Stars team for next week’s Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match at the Gold Coast’s Skilled Park on February 13.<br><br>Champion replaces devastated Storm centre Greg Inglis, who today lost an intense battle to be fit for the match.<br><br>Inglis had been suffering a hip injury but remained determined to try and be a part of the historic game. <br><br>He is determined to help its promotion by joining the team in camp as soon as his treatment schedule allows but is now no chance of playing.<br><br>“I’m extremely disappointed,” Inglis declared.<br><br>“I did everything I possibly could to get my body right but unfortunately it just didn’t respond.<br><br>“It’s going to be an historic occasion and I’m sure the boys will still put on a show without me.”<br><br>Indigenous All Stars Coach, Neil Henry, confirmed Champion as Inglis’s replacement and announced that Bird would be brought in to replace the injured Daine Laurie.<br><br>The NRL All Stars are yet to finalise changes to the team following the withdrawals of Gareth Ellis, Alan Tongue and David Taylor.<br><br>
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