Raiders back on the road to face Sharks
have named an unchanged line-up for the clash against Cronulla on Sunday, with Josh Papalii cleared of any serious knee damage after leaving the game early on Sunday against the Titans.by NRL
have named an unchanged line-up for the clash against Cronulla on Sunday, with Josh Papalii cleared of any serious knee damage after leaving the game early on Sunday against the Titans.
Scans have cleared Papalii of any serious knee damage after he sustained a cork above his knee and he will undergo physiotherapy this week to determine if he can take his place on the field against the Sharks.
Jarrad Kennedy has been named as 18th man for the Raiders and will come into the team if Papalii doesn't respond to treatment this week.
Injured star Josh Dugan will resume full squad training for the first time tomorrow morning following an ankle injury he sustained against the Cowboys in round 16.
Raiders Coach David Furner said Dugan would need to complete at least a week's worth of training before he would consider bringing him back into the team, while Dane Tilse was another player who would need to get through training before returning.
"Josh will only resume training for the first time with the squad tomorrow and we will need to see if he can get through a few sessions before we can think about bringing him back into the team," Furner said. "Dane Tilse failed a fitness test on his injured ribs heading into last week's final session and we will need to see him do some contact work before he can come back into the team as well."
CANBERRA RAIDERS v CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Toyota Stadium, Sunday July 22, 2.00pm
1 Reece Robinson
2 Sandor Earl
3 Jarrod Croker
4 Blake Ferguson
5 Edrick Lee
6 Josh McCrone
7 Sam Williams
8 David Shillington [c]
9 Travis Waddell
10 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
11 Josh Papalii
12 Joel Thompson
13 Shaun Fensom
14 Shaun Berrigan
15 Joe Picker
16 Mark Nicholls
17 Sam Mataora
18 Jarrad Kennedy
Coach: David Furner
Dane Tilse (Ribs) Round 21-23
Bronson Harrison (Back/Hamstring) Indefinite
Haydon Hodge (Quad) Round 23-24
Jack Wighton (Toe) Indefinite
Brett White (Knee) Season
Terry Campese (Knee) Season
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