The Canberra Raiders have received a huge boost for their round three clash against the Tigers, with Captain Jarrod Croker set to return from a knee injury.
Croker has been named in the centres for the Raiders, with Elliott Whitehead returning to the second row and Sia Soliola to the interchange bench.
The Raiders have named Dave Taylor on the bench for Sunday, with the Raiders new recruit available for selection following a two-week suspension. He joins Clay Priest who also returns from a week suspension.
Jordan Turner, Dunamis Lui, Jeff Lima and Scott Sorensen have been named on the extended Raiders bench.
NRL- CANBERRA RAIDERS V WESTS TIGERS
SUNDAY MARCH 19, 4.00PM, GIO STADIUM
1. Jack Wighton
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker (C)
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Blake Austin
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Junior Paulo
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Shannon Boyd
11. Josh Papalii
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Luke Bateman
14. Adam Clydsdale
15. Sia Soliola
16. Clay Priest
17. Dave Taylor
18. Jordan Turner
19. Dunamis Lui
20. Jeff Lima
21. Scott Sorensen
Team List Changes
The NRL has made changes to the way team lists are named in 2017. The changes can be summarised as follows:
Tuesday 4pm: Announce 17 active players and four reserves (21-man squad).
24 hours before kick-off: Cut squad to 17 active players and two reserves (19-man squad).
1 hour before kick-off: Final 17-man squad announced.
Notes regarding the new team selection rules:
- If you wish to bring in a player from outside the 21-man or 19-man squad you will need to apply for an exemption which will be evaluated by the Head of Football on a case-by-case basis.
- Players named as “Reserves” on Tuesday will still be able to be named in the starting sides of NYC and Mounties.
- Any players included in the 19 man squad will be deemed ineligible for selection in the final 17 man squad if they play in a NSW/QLD Cup match prior to the NRL match.