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Eels attacking ace Bevan French.

Parramatta speedster Bevan French has been called up to replace Ben Barba in the Indigenous All Stars team to take on the New Zealand Māori.

Barba was axed from the squad following his sacking by the North Queensland Cowboys on Friday night over an alleged assault on his partner at a Townsville casino on Australia Day.

French has scored 35 tries in 47 NRL appearances for the Eels and will join Laurie Daley's side for the the Harvey Norman All Stars game on February 15.

Joel Thompson (calf), Ryan James (knee) and Ash Taylor (shoulder) have all withdrawn from the Indigenous All Stars line-up, with Dragons youngster Josh Kerr confirmed as James's replacement.

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