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NRL: Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee called in to make his Indigenous All Stars debut

Entertaining Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee will rub shoulders with some of the game's superstars after being called in to the Indigenous All Stars team.

Lee will make his senior representative debut in the pre-season clash against the World All Stars at Suncorp Stadium on February 13.

He was one of three players along with Penrith's Jamie Soward and Craig Garvey from the Bulldogs who were added to the Indigenous team on Monday.

They replace Kangaroos halfback Johnathan Thurston, Roosters centre Blake Ferguson and Eels hooker Nathan Peats, who have all withdrawn from the match.

Lee will start on the bench alongside his Raiders teammate Jack Wighton, while Canberra captain Jarrod Croker will line-up in the centres for the World All Stars.

Lee is coming off a breakthrough season with the Raiders, scoring 12 tries in 23 appearances and becoming a regular in the first-grade team.

His potential as a future representative star has been noticed after attending last weekend's Queensland Emerging State of Origin camp in Brisbane.

The All Stars game will be Lee's first hit-out of the year after he was left out of the Raiders' squad for this weekend's Auckland Nines.

Lee is then expected to feature for the Raiders in their trial game against the Newcastle Knights in Orange on February 20.