Canberra Raiders will be without several key players due to injuries and suspension for their Round 22 clash against Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium this Monday night.

Having gone down 32-24 on the weekend to the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville, Ricky Stuart’s side will now be without dymanic hooker Josh Hodgson and powerful back-rower Sia Soliola after the duo sustained injuries in the loss.

The pair will be joined on the sidelines by winger Edrick Lee, who will miss a game due to a tripping charge from last weekend, while playmaker Blake Austin is free to play against his former side after taking the early guilty plea from his Dangerous Throw charge.

Wests Tigers will field an identical side to the one that convincingly beat the Melbourne Storm 34-16 in last Friday night at Leichhardt Oval as Jason Taylor’s side look to record back-to-back wins for just the second time this season. Taylor has named the exact same 18 that were originally named to face the Storm that eventually saw young gun Manaia Cherrington included on the interchange bench with Brenden Santi dropping out.

Wests Tigers will be keen to make amends against the Raiders following a 30-22 defeat earlier this year, and will fancy their chances at doing that in the nation’s capital, where they have surprisingly won five of their last six meetings between the two sides.

See how the two teams will line up for Monday night’s clash at GIO Stadium below.

Saturday footy returns to Campbelltown on August 15 when we take on the Knights!

Canberra Raiders

 

Wests Tigers

Jack Wighton

1

James Tedesco

Sisa Waqa

2

David Nofoaluma

Jarrod Croker (capt.)

3

Kevin Naiqama

Joey Leilua

4

Tim Simona

Jordan Rapana

5

Pat Richards

Blake Austin

6

Mitchell Moses

Sam Williams

7

Luke Brooks

Frank Paul-Nuuausala

8

Aaron Woods

Glen Buttriss

9

Robbie Farah (capt.)

David Shillington

10

Keith Galloway

Josh Papalii

11

Curtis Sironen

Jarrad Kennedy

12

Dene Halatau

Shaun Fensom

13

Sauaso Sue

Kurt Baptiste

14

Kyle Lovett

Mitch Barnett

15

Jack Buchanan

Paul Vaughan

16

Ava Seumanufagai

Shannon Boyd

17

Jack Buchanan

 

18

Manaia Cherrington

Ricky Stuart

Coach

Jason Taylor