NRL Team List: Williams named for Raiders
Sam Williams will play his first match for the Raiders since round 26 in 2013, after he was named at halfback to replace Mitch Cornish this weekend against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in Albury on Saturday.
Williams has been in strong form for the Raiders feeder club Mounties, where he’s steered the team to four straight wins to start the season as Captain. Williams returned to the Raiders in 2015 after a season playing across two competitions for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL and Les Catalans Dragons in the English Super League.
Mark Nicholls retains his place on the bench after making a successful return to the team last weekend, with Shannon Boyd still set to miss 1-2 weeks with a shoulder injury.
Sisa Waqa will also miss between 1-2 weeks after he was a late withdrawal last weekend with a knee injury.
CANBERRA RAIDERS V MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
SATURDAY APRIL 4, 5.05PM, LAVINGTON SPORTS GROUND
1. Jack Wighton
2. Edrick Lee
3. Jarrod Croker ©
4. Jeremy Hawkins
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Blake Austin
7. Sam Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Dane Tilse
11. Jarrad Kennedy
12. Iosia Soliola
13. Shaun Fensom
14. Glen Buttriss
15. Frank-Paul Nuuausala
16. Paul Vaughan
17. Mark Nicholls
Sisa Waqa: Knee (Round 6-7)
Shannon Boyd: Shoulder (Round 6-7)
Kyle O’Donnell : Ribs (Round 6-7)
David Shillington: Thumb (Round 9-11)
Joel Edwards: Toe (Round 9-11)
Jeff Lynch: Hand (Round 9-11)