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The side will welcome back Ryan O'Hara from State of Origin duties, bolstering an already strong forward pack. Terry Martin has been rewarded for his effort in recent weeks, being named at lock and forcing Ian Hindmarsh to the bench.
Jason Croker will start at five-eighth for the clash with Brad Drew to start on the bench.
Alan Rothery and Kris Kahler round off the six-man bench, with Elliott to cut it down to 4 prior to Saturday's match.
Clinton Schifcofske and Joel Monaghan have both been named in the side, despite suffering lower back injuries in round 11.
The Raiders were unlucky to go down to Melbourne last Saturday, but the improved performance in that match was an encouraging sign and victory is near for the Green Machine.
They have lost their last 4 competition matches and are desperate for a win to stay in touch with the top 8. Manly will also be hungry for a win after going down narrowly to the Sharks last Sunday.
Telstra Premiership Round 12 7.30pm, Saturday 29 May, 2004 Canberra Stadium
Coach: Matthew Elliott
1. Clinton Schifcofske 2. Matthew Gafa 3. Adam Mogg 4. Joel Monaghan 5. Michael Robertson 6. Jason Croker 7. Mark McLinden 8. Ryan O'Hara 9. Simon Woolford (c) 10. Luke Davico 11. Ruben Wiki 12. Michael Hodgson 13. Terry Martin
14. Troy Thompson 15. Jason Bulgarelli 16. Ian Hindmarsh 17. Brad Drew 18. Alan Rothery 19. Kris Kahler