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Sam Williams will start at halfback, while Siliva Havili will make his Raiders debut at hooker, for the Raiders first match of the season against the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday night at Cbus Super Stadium.

Williams will partner Aidan Sezer in the halves for the Green Machine, with Blake Austin set to start the match on the bench in a utility role. Elliott Whitehead will start the match at lock, with Joe Tapine set to start in the second row.

Dunamis Lui will make his return to the NRL on the interchange bench for the first time since injuring his knee in round 13 against Manly at Brookvale Oval. Lui was strong in his return to the squad for the clubs recent trial match and has edged out new recruit Charlie Gubb who has been named as 18th man.


1. Jack Wighton
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker (C)
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Aidan Sezer
7. Sam Williams
8. Junior Paulo
9. Siliva Havili
10. Shannon Boyd
11. Josh Papalii
12. Joe Tapine
13. Elliott Whitehead

14. Blake Austin
15. Luke Bateman
16. Dunamis Lui
17. Sia Soliola
18. Charlie Gubb
19. Brad Abbey
20. Royce Hunt
21. Craig Garvey

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.