The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Raiders coach Matt Elliott has named all 18 of his available players, veteran Jason Croker and rookie winger David Milne the only additions to the Raiders starting team.
The Raiders are hopeful Croker can return from a knee injury which kept him out of last Sunday?s match against the Parramatta Eels.
A former NSW Under 19s and Australian Junior Kangaroos representative, Milne, 19, will start on the wing. Regular winger Matt Gafa switches to the centres in place of the injured Phil Graham (ankle).
Out of finals contention, the Raiders will be motivated to farewell teammates Ian Hindmarsh and Ben Cross with a victory on Saturday night.
?[Coach] Matt Elliott spoke to all the players early in the week and we really want to finish with a win,? Hindmarsh said. ?That?s what we?re all working together to achieve. We want to finish on a positive.?
CANBERRA RAIDERS v MANLY SEA EAGLES Saturday, September 3, 7.30pm Canberra Stadium
1. CLINTON SCHIFCOFSKE 2. MARSHALL CHALK 3. MATT GAFA 4. ADAM MOGG 5. DAVID MILNE 6. JASON SMITH 7. TODD CARNEY 8. BEN CROSS 9. LINCOLN WITHERS 10. TROY THOMPSON 11. KRIS KAHLER 12. IAN HINDMARSH 13. JASON CROKER
INTERCHANGE 14. ALAN TONGUE 15. ANDREW LOMU 16. ALAN ROTHERY 17. JASON WILLIAMS