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Jordan Rapana of the Raiders during the Round 18 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium on July 10, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Digital Image by Mark Nolan.

The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for their trial match against the Newcastle Knights this weekend.

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart will use the trial to give the NRL squad a chance to perform against the Knights in a bid to finalise his 17 for the clubs round one clash against the Panthers.

Blake Austin is missing from the squad to take on the Knights, as he recovers from off-season shoulder surgery. Shaun Fensom has also been ruled out as a precaution following a broken arm in the pre-season. Both players are expected to be available for round one.

NYC Player Jack Williams replaces Shaun Fensom in the trial match squad. 

The Raiders will be live streaming the match on the clubs website.

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights
Saturday February 20, 6.30pm
Wade Park, Orange

Kurt Baptiste
Mitchell Barnett
Luke Bateman
Shannon Boyd
Adam Clydsdale
Jarrod Croker ©
Lachlan Croker
Josh Hodgson
Jarrad Kennedy
Rhys Kennedy
Brenko Lee
Edrick Lee
Joey Leilua
Jeff Lima
Frank-Paul Nuuausala
Kato Ottio
Josh Papalii
Jordan Rapana
Zac Santo
Aidan Sezer
Sia Soliola
Paul Vaughan
Sisa Waqa
Elliott Whitehead
Jack Wighton
Jack Williams
Sam Williams

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.