Thompson back as Raiders get

The Canberra Raiders welcome back Troy Thompson to the side for this weekend's clash with the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.

Thompson has been out since round seven with a neck injury and his return is a timely boost for the Raiders who went down to the Roosters 20-16 in a thriller last Friday night.

The starting side remains the same as last week while Matt Elliott has named a five man bench that includes Alan Tongue, who is returning from a two match suspension.

1: Clinton Schifcofske 2: Joel Monaghan 3: Adam Mogg 4: Jason Bulgarelli 5: Jamaal Lolesi 6: Jason Croker 7: Mark McLinden 8: Ryan O'Hara 9: Simon Woolford (c) 10: Luke Davico 11: Ruben Wiki 12: Ian Hindmarsh 13: Tyran Smith

INTERCHANGE 14: Sean Rutgerson 15: Michael Hodgson 16: Troy Thompson 17: Brad Drew 18: Alan Tongue

Coach: Matthew Elliott