Round 3: Raiders Team Announcement
Canberra Raiders forwards Josh Papalii and Shaun Fensom will not be available for Sunday’s match against the Gold Coast Titans at Canberra Stadium through injury and suspension.
Papalii has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks after suffering an ankle injury in the win over the Knights on Sunday night, while Fensom has taken the early plea on a grade two dangerous contact charge for a tackle involving Dane Gagai and will miss one week.
The changes see Jarrad Kennedy and Paul Vaughan move into the starting side, with Kennedy to play on the right edge for Papalii and Vaughan to start at lock for Fensom.
The moves of Kennedy and Vaughan to the starting team sees Matt McIlwrick move onto the bench after an impressive match for Mounties last weekend, while David Shillington returns to the team from a rib injury which kept him sidelined for the first two weeks of the season.
NRL: CANBERRA RAIDERS V GOLD COAST TITANS
SUNDAY MARCH 23, 6.30PM, GIO STADIUM
1. Anthony Milford
2. Reece Robinson
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Matt Allwood
5. Edrick Lee
6. Jack Wighton
7. Terry Campese (C)
8. Dane Tilse
9. Glen Buttriss
10. Brett White
11. Jarrad Kennedy
12. Joel Edwards
13. Paul Vaughan
14. Josh McCrone
15. Matt McIlwrick
16. David Shillington
17. Shannon Boyd
Josh Papalii (Ankle) – Round 6-8
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Ankle) – Round 4-5
Jeff Lynch (Knee) – Season