Indigenous All Stars forced into another change

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Dragons young gun Tyrell Sloan will get a chance to shine for the Indigenous All Stars on Saturday night, after being called in to replace Alex Johnston, who was withdrawn from the squad this morning.

He and Broncos prospect Selwyn Cobbo will start the game on the bench as new captain Josh Addo-Carr and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow occupy the wing spots, with Will Kennedy at fullback. Teams were named this afternoon.

It's the second late change in as many days for the Indigenous team, with Shaquai Mitchell called in yesterday after Jack Bird withdrew.

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The NRL's showpiece pre-season event takes place at Sydney's CommBank Stadium on Saturday night - the women's match at 5.20pm and the men's at 8.10pm.

Teen Dragons star Tyrell Sloan tries to slip through a tackle in the Sea Eagles clash. (Getty)

Cronulla fans will be watching with particular interest, with Sharks players occupying the one, six, and seven jerseys in the Indigenous spine.

They'll get their first look at how new signing Nicho Hynes plays alongside Sharks teammate Braydon Trindall.

The Sharks landed the former Storm utility on a multi-year deal, announced in the middle of last season.

Indigenous All Stars (Men)

  1. Will Kennedy
  2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  3. Jesse Ramien
  4. Brent Naden
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Nicho Hynes
  7. Braydon Trindall
  8. Andrew Fifita
  9. Reuban Cotter
  10. Ryan James
  11. David Fifita
  12. Tyrell Fuimaono
  13. Josh Curran
  14. Albert Kelly
  15. Will Smith
  16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  17. Josh Kerr
  18. Selwyn Cobbo
  19. Tyrell Sloan
  20. Shaquai Mitchell

Coach: Laurie Daley

Maori All Stars (Men)

  1. Jordan Rapana
  2. Morgan Harper
  3. Dylan Walker
  4. Reimis Smith
  5. Patrick Herbert
  6. Chanel Harris-Tavita
  7. Kodi Nikorima
  8. Joseph Tapine
  9. Erin Clark
  10. James Fisher-Harris
  11. Kenny Bromwich
  12. Briton Nikora
  13. Jazz Tevaga
  14. Esan Marsters
  15. Royce Hunt
  16. TC Robati
  17. Kevin Proctor
  18. Tuku Hau Tapuha
  19. Jayden Nikorima
  20. Wiremu Greig

Coach: David Kidwell

Indigenous All Stars (Women)

  1. Tamika Upton
  2. Jaime Chapman
  3. Bobbi Law
  4. Jasmine Peters
  5. Rhiannon Revell-Blair
  6. Kirra Dibb
  7. Tahlulah Tillett
  8. Tommaya Kelly-Sines
  9. Quincy Dodd
  10. Caitlan Johnston
  11. Shaniah Power
  12. Shaylee Bent
  13. Keilee Joseph
  14. Sarah Field
  15. Janelle Williams
  16. Kaitlyn Phillips
  17. Kyra Simon
  18. Taliah Fuimaono

Coach: Ben Jeffries

Maori All Stars (Women)

  1. Botille Vette-Welsh
  2. Jocephy Daniels
  3. Tiana Raftstrand-Smith
  4. Corban Baxter
  5. Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly
  6. Raecene McGregor
  7. Zahara Temara
  8. Shannon Mato
  9. Nita Maynard
  10. Rona Peters
  11. Roxette Mura
  12. Olivia Kernick
  13. Kennedy Cherrington
  14. Mya Hill-Moana
  15. Krystal Rota
  16. Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce
  17. Lavinia Gould
  18. Katelyn Vaha'akolo

Coach: Keith Hanley

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