Sam Burgess called into All Stars squad

The NRL All Stars have today recruited South Sydney’s English Test Star Sam Burgess for next Saturday’s (February 13) historic Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match at Skilled Park.<br><br>The NRL All Stars dropped the selection shock after losing another English Test forward Gareth Ellis, Rabbitohs giant David Taylor and Canberra’s Alan Tongue.<br><br>Burgess, the most talked about English recruit to enter the NRL, will join the squad after playing his first Australian game for the Rabbitohs at Redfern Oval this Sunday.<br><br>Burgess had not been eligible for the original voting process because there was doubt about when he would be arriving in Australia.<br><br>Showing the strength of the All Stars line-up, two more Australian Test players, Wests Tigers Robbie Farah and Canberra’s David Shillington, have also been called into the squad to play the Indigenous All Stars next Saturday.