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Campese ruled out of Bulldogs clash

Canberra captain Terry Campese will miss Saturday's NRL clash with Canterbury in a big blow to the ninth-placed Raiders' NRL finals bid.
Campese ruled out of Bulldogs clash
by AAP

By David Barbeler

CANBERRA, Aug 15 AAP - Canberra captain Terry Campese will miss Saturday's NRL clash with Canterbury in a big blow to the ninth-placed Raiders' NRL finals bid.

Campese was ruled out on Thursday with the eye injury suffered when accidentally struck by teammate David Shillington during last weekend's 28-22 loss to the Sydney Roosters.

He'll be reassessed next week ahead of his side's clash with third-placed Manly.

Ironically, Shillington takes over as co-captain alongside halfback Josh McCrone, a role he held for almost two years while Campese battled back-to-back season-ending injuries.

Campese's replacement at five eighth will be announced after the Raiders captain's run on Friday, with young gun fullback Anthony Milford and Sam Williams in contention for the role.

However both options pose significant challenges for the Raiders.

Williams has only just commenced running after an ankle injury and hasn't played in the NRL since he was dropped in round seven, while 19-year-old Milford would face a big task spearheading the Raiders' attack in his debut NRL season.


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