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The Canberra Raiders have been forced to make some changes for their team on Friday night against the Brisbane Broncos, with injury to skipper Alan Tongue and a one week suspension for prop Brett White.
Tongue will have scans on his shoulder this afternoon and is expected to miss between 4-6 weeks, while White has taken the early guilty plea for lifting his knee and will miss the clash against Brisbane.
The injury to Tongue gives Travis Waddell a chance to come back into the top squad from the bench with Glen Buttriss moving to the starting line-up, while White's suspension allows Josh Miller to come back into the team also on the bench.
Matt Orford has been named at halfback again this week and is likely to take his place on the field after recovering from an abductor strain, but Josh Dugan is set to miss another week with his calf injury.
This sees David Milne retain his place at fullback for the Green Machine, with last week's debutant Sam Williams moving back to the Toyota Cup to allow Orford to take his place at halfback.
Bronson Harrison and David Shillington have been named as Co-Captains for the match.
Raiders Coach David Furner said the changes to the team haven't been ideal, however he was confident his team would not lose much momentum from the big win against the Sharks on Sunday.