The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday afternoon’s match against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Nestrata Jubilee Stadium.
The Raiders will have three NRL debutants, with Adam Cook, Darby Medlyn and Jarrett Subloo all set to make their NRL debuts, while Matt Frawley will make his club debut.
Sam Williams also returns to the side for the first time this season at halfback and will Captain the club for the first time.
Adam Cook replaces Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad at fullback who will miss one week with a minor rib injury.
Frawley and Sam Williams replace Jack Wighton and George Williams in the halves, with both players rested this weekend. George Williams missed the majority of round 19 after failing his HIA so he will be rested as a precaution.
Darby Medlyn and Jarrett Subloo have been named on the interchange bench.
Harley Smith-Shields and Matt Timoko have been named in the centres, with Jarrod Croker rested and Jordan Rapana missing one week with a minor knee injury.
Sia Soliola will make his return to the team on Saturday after recovering from a facial fracture earlier in the season and replaces Josh Papalii who has been rested.
John Bateman has been cleared of any serious elbow injury but will be rested this weekend along with Elliott Whitehead, with Hudson Young and Corey Harawira-Naera to start for the Raiders in the second-row.
Tom Starling will start at hooker, with Siliva Havili starting at lock and Kai O’Donnell on the bench.
Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William KennedyFullback for Raiders is number 1 Adam Cook
Winger for Sharks is number 2 Nene MacdonaldWinger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
Centre for Sharks is number 3 Mawene HirotiCentre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
Centre for Sharks is number 20 Bryson GoodwinCentre for Raiders is number 4 Harley Smith-Shields
Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo MulitaloWinger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Wade GrahamFive-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Matt Frawley
Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Connor TraceyHalfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-UeleProp for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
Hooker for Sharks is number 19 Braydon TrindallHooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron WoodsProp for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
2nd Row for Sharks is number 17 Teig Wilton2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
Lock for Sharks is number 14 Scott SorensenLock for Raiders is number 13 Siliva Havili
Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack WilliamsInterchange for Raiders is number 14 Kai O'Donnell
Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew FifitaInterchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Billy MagouliasInterchange for Raiders is number 16 Darby Medlyn
Interchange for Sharks is number 21 Daniel VasquezInterchange for Raiders is number 17 Jarrett Subloo
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
CANBERRA RAIDERS V CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 5.30PM, NESTRATA JUBILEE STADIUM
1. Adam Cook
2. Semi Valemei
3. Matt Timoko
4. Harley Smith-Shields
5. Nick Cotric
6. Matt Frawley
7. Sam Williams (C)
8. Dunamis Lui
9. Tom Starling
10. Sia Soliola
11. Hudson Young
12. Corey Harawira-Naera
13. Siliva Havili
14. Kai O’Donnell
15. Ryan Sutton
16. Darby Medlyn
17. Jarrett Subloo
18. Ata Mariota
19. Joe Tapine
20. Jack Wighton
21. Elliott Whitehead
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad – Rib – Finals Week 1
Jordan Rapana – Knee – Finals Week 1
Curtis Scott – Leg - Season
Michael Oldfield – Thumb – Indefinite
Emre Guler – Ankle – Indefinite
Corey Horsburgh – Indefinite
Josh Hodgson – Knee – Season
Bailey Simonsson – Shoulder - Season