The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday afternoons match against the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium.

Joe Tapine has been named on the bench and will make his return from an ankle injury, with the New Zealand International set to play his first match since his injury against the Eels in round five. Tapine was initially expected to be missing for another month, but his ankle has responded well to treatment and he has recovered ahead of schedule.

Tapine’s inclusion sees Seb Kris drop out of the 17 after making his NRL debut last weekend, and he joins Aidan Sezer, Emre Guler and Royce Hunt in the extended squad.  

In some unfortunate news, Brad Abbey has suffered an ACL injury to his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

CANBERRA RAIDERS V NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
SATURDAY MAY 25, 3.00PM, GIO STADIUM

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Jordan Kahu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick Cotric
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Tom Opacic
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Michael Oldfield
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Gideon Gela-Mosby
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 John Asiata
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Matthew Scott
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 15 Mitchell Dunn
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Kurt Baptiste
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Joseph Tapine
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 19 Shane Wright
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 20 Josh McGuire

Injury/Suspension

Jordan Rapana (Knee) Round 13-14

Joey Leilua (Neck) Indefinite

John Bateman (Eye-Socket) Round 15-17

Luke Bateman (Knee) Round 11-12

Brad Abbey (Knee) Season