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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.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Bailey Simonsson
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Herbie Farnworth
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn Cobbo
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Dale Copley
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Jesse Arthars
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Broncos is number 18 Tesi Niu
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Karmichael Hunt
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams
    Halfback for Broncos is number 22 Tyson Gamble

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • Lock for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Lock for Broncos is number 15 John Asiata

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Broncos is number 13 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Kobe Hetherington
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 TC Robati
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Joseph Tapine
    Interchange for Broncos is number 19 Cory Paix

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Elijah Anderson
    Reserve for Broncos is number 16 Keenan Palasia

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Injuries/Suspension

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