The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday night’s match against the Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium.
Josh Papalii returns from suspension in the front row with Emre Guler moving to the bench. Joe Tapine has also been named to return from a knee injury and replaces the suspended Ryan James.
Matt Timoko gets his opportunity this weekend in the centres and replaces Curtis Scott who has been stood down from all club duties.
Bailey Simonsson will have an opportunity to play fullback this weekend, with Caleb Aekins named in the Raiders NSW Cup side. This sees Semi Valemei return to the NRL side on the wing.
Jack Wighton has been named to start the match and will be assessed following Wednesday night’s opening origin match.
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Bailey SimonssonFullback for Broncos is number 1 Herbie Farnworth
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi ValemeiWinger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn Cobbo
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian KrisCentre for Broncos is number 3 Dale Copley
Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew TimokoCentre for Broncos is number 4 Jesse Arthars
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan RapanaWinger for Broncos is number 18 Tesi Niu
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack WightonFive-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Karmichael Hunt
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam WilliamsHalfback for Broncos is number 22 Tyson Gamble
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh PapaliiProp for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh HodgsonHooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis LuiProp for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
Lock for Raiders is number 16 Iosia SoliolaLock for Broncos is number 15 John Asiata
Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Ryan SuttonInterchange for Broncos is number 13 Thomas Flegler
Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom StarlingInterchange for Broncos is number 14 Kobe Hetherington
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre GulerInterchange for Broncos is number 17 TC Robati
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Joseph TapineInterchange for Broncos is number 19 Cory Paix
Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Elijah AndersonReserve for Broncos is number 16 Keenan Palasia
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
- Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
- Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen
Ryan James – Suspended – Round 15
Curtis Scott – Stood down - Indefinite
Corey Horsburgh – Wrist – Round 19-20
Jarrod Croker (Knee) – Indefinite
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Neck) – Season
Harley Smith-Shields (Biceps) – Round 20-22