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The Raiders have named their team for the round 18 match against the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.

Brad Abbey (Concussion) and Shannon Boyd (Calf) have been ruled out through injury, however the Raiders will be boosted by the early return of Jordan Rapana (hamstring) and Luke Bateman (knee) in the 17 this week.

Rapana comes back into the team on the wing, with Nick Cotric shifting to fullback to cover for the loss of Brad Abbey.

Luke Bateman comes onto the bench for the Raiders after recovering from minor knee surgery, with Junior Paulo to start the match in place of Shannon Boyd.

Josh Papalii has been named at lock for the Raiders pending his fitness following State of Origin 3. The inclusion of Papalii sees Siliva Havili return to the interchange bench and Liam Knight moved to 18th man.

Joe Tapine has been named in the second row as he contests a charge at the NRL Judiciary tonight.


1. Nick Cotric
2. Michael Oldfield
3. Jarrod Croker (C)
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Dunamis Lui
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Junior Paulo
11. Joe Tapine
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii
14. Blake Austin
15. Luke Bateman
16. Siliva Havili
17. Sia Soliola
18. Liam Knight
19. Jack Murchie
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.