Raiders named to battle Warriors

Raiders named to battle Warriors

The Canberra Raiders have made the one change to their side to take on New Zealand this weekend, after Trevor Thurling was ruled out for the season today with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Thurling's injury sees Josh Miller come onto the bench for the Raiders this week with Joe Picker named on an extended bench.

Jarrod Croker (back) and Josh Papalii (groin) have pulled through after their return from injury, while Joel Thompson will be assessed during the week after suffering a concussion against the Dragons. Thompson is expected to play on Sunday.

Raiders Coach David Furner said the win against the Dragons was a good one for the side, but realised there was another huge challenge this weekend against New Zealand.