The Canberra Raiders have named their side for Saturday’s match against the Penrith Panthers at McDonald’s Park in Wagga Wagga.
Jordan Rapana has been ruled out with a rib cartilage injury and will miss 2-3 weeks. He’s been replaced on the wing by Bailey Simonsson, who made his NRL debut in the Raiders round one win over the Titans.
The Raiders have also made change stop their bench, with Hudson Young and Corey Horsburgh both returning to the 17 after strong performances for Mounties in the Canterbury Cup NSW.
Emre Guler and Jack Murchie remain in the extended squad alongside Aidan Sezer and Michael Oldfield.
CANBERRA RAIDERS V PENRITH PANTHERS
SATURDAY MAY 4, 3.00PM, McDONALDS PARK (WAGGA WAGGA)
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-KlokstadFullback for Panthers is number 1 Caleb Aekins
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick CotricWinger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod CrokerCentre for Panthers is number 3 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Centre for Raiders is number 19 Michael OldfieldCentre for Panthers is number 4 Waqa Blake
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Bailey SimonssonWinger for Panthers is number 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack WightonFive-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 James Maloney
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam WilliamsHalfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh PapaliiProp for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh HodgsonHooker for Panthers is number 9 Wayde Egan
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis LuiProp for Panthers is number 10 Tim Grant
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Isaah Yeo
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan SuttonLock for Panthers is number 13 James Fisher-Harris
Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva HaviliInterchange for Panthers is number 14 Sione Katoa
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Hudson YoungInterchange for Panthers is number 15 Liam Martin
Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia SoliolaInterchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey HorsburghInterchange for Panthers is number 17 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Referee: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Touch Judge: Rickey MacFarlane
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
Jordan Rapana (Ribs) Round 9-10
Joe Tapine (Ankle) Round 15-17
Brad Abbey (Knee) Round 8-10
Luke Bateman (Knee) Round 10-12