Raiders name squad for first trial
The Canberra Raiders will take 28 players into their first trial match of the 2011 season this weekend, when they take on the Melbourne Storm in Bega on Saturday night.
The Raiders will be missing some players through injury, with Alan Tongue (Ribs), Blake Ferguson (Finger), Matt Orford (Knee) and Joel Thompson (Ribs) unavailable for the first trial, while Josh Dugan will be rested following his man of the match performance in the All-Stars game last Saturday night.
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs has been named in the squad, but could be an omission based on judiciary proceedings this week.
The 28 man squad is full of new faces that have yet to play at NRL level and Coach David Furner said it's an opportunity for them to step up and show what they can offer to the team.