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The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday night’s match against the Sydney Roosters at Central Coast Stadium. 

Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson have been named to return from suspension, with Wighton starting at five-eighth and Hodgson named on the bench. Tom Starling has recovered from an ankle injury and has been named to start at hooker.

Jordan Rapana returns from injury and has been named on the wing in place of Semi Valemei, while Sia Soliola also makes a return to the team this weekend on the bench, replacing Hudson Young who moves to the extended squad.

Sam Williams has been named at halfback replacing George Williams, who this afternoon was granted an immediate release by the club.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian Kris
  • Centre for Roosters is number 21 Joseph Suaalii
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Ben Marschke
    Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
    Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Elijah Anderson

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

1. Caleb Aekins
2. Bailey Simonsson
3. Sebastian Kris
4. Curtis Scott
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. Sam Williams
8.  Dunamis Lui
9. Tom Starling
10. Emre Guler
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Elliott Whitehead (C)
13. Ryan Sutton

14. Josh Hodgson
15. Sia Soliola
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Ryan James
18. Elijah Anderson
19. Harry Rushton
20. Brad Schneider
21. Hudson Young

Injuries/Suspension

Josh Papalii (Suspended) – Round 14

Joe Tapine (Knee) – Round 14

Semi Valemei (Hamstring) Round 14

Jarrod Croker (Knee) – Indefinite

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Neck) – Season

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