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Buttriss to start for Raiders

Canberra Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss will start the game for the Green Machine this Friday night, with Raiders Co-Captain Alan Tongue ruled out for two weeks with a calf injury.
Buttriss to start for Raiders
by NRL

Canberra Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss will start the game for the Green Machine this Friday night, with Raiders Co-Captain Alan Tongue ruled out for two weeks with a calf injury.

Tongue's replacement in the Raiders seventeen comes in the form of Raiders forward Trevor Thurling who moves onto the bench, after missing last weeks win against the Cowboys with a slight neck injury.

Raiders Coach David Furner has once again named an extended bench for the match against the Broncos, with Travis Waddell and Troy Thompson named in 18 and 19 respectively.

Furner said he would decide on a final make-up of his team later in the week, after the team had some time on the training paddock.

"We have some decisions to make on positions but at this stage we won't stray to far form the team named today," Furner said. "We're getting some good rotation out of our forwards at the moment and we're also developing some combinations in the backline.

One new combination in the outside backs has been Jarrod Croker and Reece Robinson, which produced four tries in their first game together since round one, on the left hand edge last weekend.

Robinson, who has just re-signed a new two year deal with the Raiders, said he's looking forward to getting a chance in the team at the back end of the season and will be looking for a solid effort on Friday night against his old club.

"To score four tries in my second game for the Raiders was great, but I'd be happy just to go out there and play well for the team," Robinson said. "It's exciting to get the chance to play at Suncorp Stadium again and hopefully we can get a win and get into the semis."

CANBERRA RAIDERS V BRISBANE BRONCOS
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 7.30PM
SUNCORP STADIUM

1 Josh Dugan
2 Reece Robinson
3 Jarrod Croker
4 Joel Monaghan
5 Daniel Vidot
6 Terry Campese [c]
7 Josh McCrone
8 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
9 Glen Buttriss
10 David Shillington
11 Joe Picker
12 Bronson Harrison
13 Shaun Fensom

14 Danny Galea
15 Trevor Thurling
16 Dane Tilse
17 Scott Logan
18 Travis Waddell
19 Troy Thompson

Coach: David Furner


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