The Canberra Raiders have named their side for Friday night’s match against the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium.

Joe Tapine has been ruled out of the match this weekend with a thumb injury, which paves the way for Hudson Young to make his NRL debut off the bench for the Green Machine.

The loss of Tapine sees the versatile John Bateman move from lock to the second row, with Ryan Sutton named to start for the first time for the club at lock.

CANBERRA RAIDERS V NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
FRIDAY MARCH 29, 6.00PM, GIO STADIUM

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

2. Nick Cotric

3. Jarrod Croker (C)

4. Joey Leilua

5. Jordan Rapana

6. Jack Wighton

7. Aidan Sezer

8. Josh Papalii

9. Josh Hodgson (C)

10. Dunamis Lui

11. John Bateman

12. Elliott Whitehead

13. Ryan Sutton

14. Siliva Havili

15. Hudson Young

16. Sia Soliola

17. Corey Horsburgh

18. Sam Williams

19. JJ Collins

20. Bailey Simonsson

21. Jack Murchie

Injury/Suspension

Joe Tapine (Thumb) Round 4-5

Michael Oldfield (Groin) Round 4-6