Dobson to debut as Raiders face Manly

Canberra Raiders halfback Michael Dobson will make his NRL debut on Saturday night, after he was named in the number seven for the season opener against Manly at Brookvale Oval.

Dobson joins fellow young gun William Zillman in the Raiders starting line-up, after the quick footed Zillman was named at fullback for the opening match.

Zillman said he is looking forward to his return to first grade, and is keen to make an impact in his return to the senior side.