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The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday night’s match against the Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium.

With Josh Papalii, Josh Hodgson and Jack Wighton all suspended this week, there have been several changes to the team to take on the Storm.

Sam Williams plays his first NRL match of the season and replaces the suspended Jack Wighton at five-eighth, while Dunamis Lui will start the match at prop for the suspended Josh Papalii.

Brad Schneider will become Raider #376, after he was named on the bench this week. Schneider replaces Josh Hodgson in the bench utility role.

Ryan Sutton has been named to make his return from the bench from an elbow injury, with Sia Soliola named on the extended bench after recovering from a knee injury.

Jordan Rapana (Hamstring) and Joe Tapine (Knee) are expected to miss a further 1-2 matches.

Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm
Saturday May 22, 7.30pm, GIO Stadium

1. Caleb Aekins
2. Bailey Simonsson
3. Sebastian Kris
4. Curtis Scott
5. Semi Valemei
6. Sam Williams
7. George Williams
8.  Dunamis Lui
9. Tom Starling
10. Emre Guler
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Elliott Whitehead (C)
13. Hudson Young

14. Brad Schneider
15. Ryan Sutton
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Ryan James
18. Matt Timoko
19. Sia Soliola
20. Siliva Havili
21. Harry Rushton

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Sam Williams
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Chris Lewis
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Storm is number 19 Cooper Johns

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
  • Lock for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Hudson Young
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Brad Schneider
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Storm is number 18 Aaron Booth
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James
    Interchange for Storm is number 20 Trent Loiero

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Matthew Timoko
    Reserve for Storm is number 14 Aaron Pene

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Injuries/Suspension

Josh Papalii (Suspended) – Round 14

Jack Wighton (Suspended) – Round 12

Josh Hodgson (Suspended) – Round 12

Jordan Rapana (Hamstring) – Round 12-14

Joe Tapine (Knee) – Round 12-14

Jarrod Croker (Knee) – Indefinite

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Neck) – Round 15-16

Albert Hopoate (Shoulder) – Round 12-13

Harley Smith-Shields (Biceps) – Round 20-22