Photo by Colin Whelan copyright © nrlphotos.com :  NYC Holden Cup, Round 7 Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra, Sunday, April 20th  2014.

NYC TRIAL: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm on Saturday at 4:00pm at Greenfield Park, North Street, Albury

The Canberra Raiders Holden Cup side travels to Albury this Saturday to take on the Melbourne Storm in what will be their second trial for the year.

The young Raiders have already had a successful trial against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs a fortnight ago and the effort of the players left Coach Mick Mantelli optimistic about the year ahead.

Following the win over the Bulldogs, the squad then endured an arduous camp at Bermagui which tested their mental toughness, helped forge bonds between each other and ultimately steeled their resolve ahead of the season.

Leading into the trial against the Storm, Mantelli has made it clear to his young brigade that the game will be one of the final opportunities to press for selection in the squad for 2015.

Canberra’s NYC squad has one more trial before the season commences, taking on the Newcastle Knights at Aubrey Keech Reserve at 4:30pm on Sunday the 22nd of Feburary.

Raiders NYC Squad:

1.       Lachlan Hurst

2.       Shaquille Gafa

3.       Tevita Aroha- Tuinauvai

4.       Cameron Booth

5.       Jack Lyons

6.       Tim Middleton

7.       Billy Gilbert

8.       Connor Purcell

9.       Adam Lucas

10.     David Fuka

11.     Jordan Mago

12.     Nela Moa

13.     Charlie Valeni

14.     Zac Woolford

15.     Jayden Thomas

16.     Tevita Ahosivi

17.     Charlie MacKenzie

18.     Morgan Boyle

19.     Thomas Cronan

20.     Brett Solomon

21.     Jordan Aiono-Fatu

22.     Daniel Dole

23.     Dylan McGrath]

24.     Chevi Ellis

25.     Lachlan Lewis

26.     Jack Hickson