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The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday’s match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane as part of the NRL’s Magic round.

The Raiders have lost three players to injury this weekend, with Jordan Rapana (Hamstring), Ryan Sutton (Elbow) and Joe Tapine (Knee) all ruled out of Saturday’s clash. Rapana is set to miss 1-2 weeks, while Tapine and Sutton will miss 2-3 matches.

This sees Semi Valemei named on the wing for his first NRL match of the season, while Ryan James and Dunamis Lui come onto the interchange bench. Hudson Young has been named to start at lock.

Josh Hodgson will return from a calf injury and has been named on the bench in place of Siliva Havili. 

Sia Soliola has a minor knee injury and is set to miss another 1-2 weeks.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian Kris
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Nick Meaney
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Tuipulotu Katoa
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Semi Valemei
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Brandon Wakeham
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 16 Ava Seumanufagai
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Adam Elliott
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Chris Smith
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Renouf Atoni
    Lock for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bradley Deitz
    Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Hudson Young
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Corey Waddell
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Josh Hodgson
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Matt Doorey
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James

Reserves

  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 20 Joe Stimson
    Reserve for Raiders is number 19 Matthew Timoko

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Tyson Brough
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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