The Contenders: Raiders v Sharks

With Jarrod Croker out for the season with a knee injury, the green machine will once again make changes to their side for the clash against the Sharks.

Brad Abbey

Abbey is likely to come into the side and slot onto the wing which would see Oldfield move into the centres to replace Croker. Abbey's height and athletic abilities should make the transition an easy one for the Kiwi. Abbey could also lot in straight to fullback leaving Cotric on the wing with Oldfield shifting to the Centres.

Blake Austin

Blake Austin was injected into the game for Croker after the Captain was unable to continue due to the knee injury sustained. Austin showed plenty of strong carries and influential in the win over the Cowboys.

Stuart may want to keep Austin as a bench Utility player and utilise him in the second half and cause panic amongst the Sharks defence late on in the contest.

Jack Murchie

Jack Murchie has been on the brink of his NRL debut for some time and this week we could see the debut of the Bateman's Bay Junior. Murchie has been a key performer for Mounties in the Intrust Super Premiership this year and with Austin moving into the centres this could allow a bench spot to open for young Murchie.

Royce Hunt

Ricky Stuart may opt for a bit of size on his bench with the Sharks boasting a heavy forward pack. Like Murchie, Hunt has been a dominant figure for Mounties and already has NRL experience having made his debut for the Raiders last year.