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Raiders NYC Coach Mick Mantelli has made a number of changes to his side for the Round 10 clash with the Penrith Panthers on Sunday at GIO Stadium Canberra. 

Mantelli was bitterly disappointed with the team following their 54-0 drubbing at the hands of the New Zealand Warriors and has given a number of players from the Raiders SG Ball side an opportunity this week. 

From the SG Ball side which progressed through to the semi-finals earlier this year, winger Thomas Cronan, centre Cleveland McGhie and five-eighth Lachlan Lewis have been selected in the starting side whilst Lachlan Croker, Jack Williams and Ben Maguire have been named on an extended bench 

In other team changes, former Queensland Under 15s hooker Dylan McGrath gets his chance at hooker in place of Trent Schubach whilst Andrew Heffernan is out with a knee injury resulting in Matthew Frawley shifting from five-eighth to halfback. 

Frawley will also Captain the side in the absence of Luke Bateman who joins Brenko Lee in playing for Souths Logan Magpies in the Intrust Super Cup this weekend. 

Bateman's absence results in Jamal Nchouki being elevated into the starting side at lock. 



1.      Ricky Garard

2.      Thomas Cronan

3.      Cleveland McGhie

4.      Jack Creith

5.      Lachlan Hurst

6.      Lachlan Lewis

7.      Matthew Frawley (C)

8.      Brett Solomon

9.      Dylan McGrath

10.   Mitchell Barnett

11.   Patrick Mago

12.   Scott Doyle

13.   Jamal Nchouki


14.   Lachlan Croker

15.   Thoren Fidow-Kele

16.   Tevita Pangai Junior

17.   Jared McIlwrick

18.   Mitchell Shaw

19.   Jack Williams

20.   Ben Maguire

21.   Jules Webley

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.