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The Canberra Raiders have named their team for the round nine match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at GIO Stadium.

Canberra Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker has been named to make his return to the NRL side for the first time in 2022, with Elliott Whitehead and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad also returning.

Croker has been named in the centres and replaces Semi Valemei who has been ruled out for 1-2 weeks with a cork to his knee.

Elliott Whitehead will return after two weeks off with a facial injury and will start the match in the second row.

NRL Teams: Raiders v Bulldogs

Nicoll-Klokstad will start at fullback, with Jordan Rapana shifting onto the wing and Xavier Savage onto the extended bench.

Matt Frawley will play five-eighth for the suspended Jack Wighton, while Sebastian Kris also returns to the team with Harry Rushton dropping back to 18th man.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Matt Dufty
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Brent Naden
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Aaron Schoupp
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Matt Frawley
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Brad Schneider
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Luke Thompson
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Adam Elliott
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • Lock for Raiders is number 15 Corey Harawira-Naera
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Joe Stimson
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Sebastian Kris
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Ava Seumanufagai

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 18 Harry Rushton
    Replacement for Bulldogs is number 23 Jayden Okunbor

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Canberra Raiders v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Friday May 6, 6.00pm, GIO Stadium

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker (C)
4. Matt Timoko
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Matt Frawley
7. Brad Schneider
8. Josh Papalii
9. Adam Elliott
10. Joe Tapine
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliott Whitehead (C)
13. Ryan Sutton

14. Tom Starling
15. Corey Harawira-Naera
16. Sebastian Kris
17. Corey Horsburgh
18. Harry Rushton
19. Emre Guler
20. Xavier Savage
21. Trey Mooney
22. Sam Williams
23. James Schiller
24. Peter Hola

Injuries/Suspension

Jack Wighton – Suspended – Round 11

Semi Valemei – Knee – Round 10-11

Jamal Fogarty – Knee – Round 15-17

Josh Hodgson – Knee – Season

Harley Smith-Shields – Knee – Season

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.