Raiders named to take on Dragons
The Canberra Raiders have named their side to take on the St George-Illawarra Dragons in their round 23 clash at GIO Stadium.
After an impressive effort against the Eels last weekend in Darwin, Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart has named the same team to play the Dragons this weekend, with Jordan Rapana named at fullback for his first home match for the Raiders.
Anthony Milford remains at five-eighth, with Mitch Cornish to start from the interchange bench, with Terry Campese still set to miss at least one week with an oblique injury.
The Raiders will be wearing specially designed Jerseys for the match this weekend to help promote the NRL’s Close the Gap Round, featuring a special design by Indigenous artist Elle Binge which feature the native Bogong Moth as a tribute to the traditional owners of the land the Ngunnawal people.
There will be three matches at GIO Stadium this weekend, with gates opening at 10.30am. The Raiders NYC match against the Dragons will kick-off at 10.40am, followed by the NSW Cup match between the Mounties and Bears at 12.40pm and the NRL match between the Raiders and Dragons at 3.00pm.
NRL: CANBERRA RAIDERS V ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
SATURDAY AUGUST 16, 3.00PM, GIO STADIUM
1. Jordan Rapana
2. Bill Tupou
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Jack Wighton
5. Edrick Lee
6. Anthony Milford
7. Josh McCrone
17. Shannon Boyd
9. Glen Buttriss
10. Brett White (C)
11. Josh Papalii
12. Jarrad Kennedy
13. Matt McIlwrick
14. Mitch Cornish
15. Joel Edwards
16. Dane Tilse
8. Paul Vaughan
Terry Campese (Oblique) Rd 24-26
Brenko Lee (Hamstring) Rd 24-26
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Knee) Indefinite
Shaun Fensom (Knee) Season
David Shillington (Pectoral) Season
Kurt Baptiste (Shoulder) Season
Jeff Lynch (Knee) Season