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Jason Croker returns to the field after spending a fortnight on the sideline with a groin strain, but Michael Hodgson, with injured ribs, will remain out of action for another week.
Matthew Gafa has been named at five-eighth for the clash and will partner Mark McLinden in the halves, while Phil Graham has been rewarded for his oustanding comeback to first grade last week and will start on the wing.
Todd Carney has again been named in the squad; the Raiders six-man interchange bench to be culled to four before the match.
NRL Telstra Premiership Round 16
Coach: Matthew Elliott
1 Clinton Schifcofske 2 Phil Graham 3 Adam Mogg 4 Jason Bulgarelli 5 Michael Robertson 6 Matthew Gafa 7 Mark McLinden 8 Ryan O?Hara 9 Simon Woolford (c) 10 Luke Davico 11 Terry Martin 12 Ian Hindmarsh 13 Jason Croker
14 Troy Thompson 15 Josh Miller 16 Alan Rothery 17 Todd Carney 18 Kris Kahler 19 Darren Porter