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The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for their first match of the season against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at GIO Stadium on Friday night.

James Schiller and Adam Elliott will make their club debuts for the Raiders in the first match of the season, with Schiller’s debut also doubling as his NRL debut.

Brad Schneider will start the season at halfback for the club after Jamal Fogarty was ruled out last week for an extended period with a knee injury.

Captain Elliott Whitehead has been named at lock, with Hudson Young and Corey Harawira-Naera named in the back row.

Nick Cotric has been named on the wing to make his NRL return for the Green Machine.

Sebastian Kris is unavailable for selection list as he is on the club's COVID isolation list.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 James Schiller
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jesse Ramien
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Brad Schneider
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Nicholas Hynes

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Toby Rudolf
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Elliott Whitehead
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Aiden Tolman
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Siosifa Talakai
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Adam Elliott
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Royce Hunt
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Andrew Fifita

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 23 Xavier Savage
    Replacement for Sharks is number 18 Luke Metcalf

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Canberra Raiders v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Friday March 11, 6.00pm, GIO Stadium

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. James Schiller
4. Matt Timoko
5. Semi Valemei
6. Jack Wighton
7. Brad Schneider
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Joe Tapine
11. Hudson Young
12. Corey Harawira-Naera
13. Elliott Whitehead (C)

14. Tom Starling
15. Emre Guler
16. Adam Elliott
17. Corey Horsburgh
18. Ryan Sutton
19. Matt Frawley
20. Trey Mooney
21. Harry Rushton
22. Jarrod Croker
23. Xavier Savage
24. Sam Williams

Injuries/Suspension

Jamal Fogarty – Knee – Round 15-17

Jordan Rapana – Suspended – Round 3

Peter Hola – Knee – Round 2-4

Harley Smith-Shields – Knee - Season

COVID Isolation List

Sebastian Kris 

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.