Ahead of Friday's #NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, writer Rob C...
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The Canberra Raiders have been bolstered by the return of powerhouse forward Ruben Wiki for their clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.
Wiki is returning from a two-match suspension and will take his place in the starting side at the expense of Michael Hodgson, who will return to the interchange bench.
Rod Jensen has been named on a six man bench as the Raiders look to continue their unbeaten start to the season and extend their 2003 winning streak to seven matches and also maintain their four point break from the rest of the field.
Souths are coming off a loss to Manly but have shown they are a competetive side for the full eighty minutes and Matt Elliott will have to have his players in the right frame of mind for this match if they are to come away with the prized two points.
There is no live TV coverage of this match with Fox showing a replay of the game at 9:30 PM EST.
AUSSIE STADIUM, 7:30 PM EST
Raiders First Grade Side:
1: Clinton Schifcofske 2: Michael Robertson 3: Phil Graham 4: Adam Mogg 5: Jamaal Lolesi 6: Jason Croker 7: Brad Drew 8: Ryan O'Hara 9: Simon Woolford (c) 10: Luke Davico 11: Ruben Wiki 12: Ian Hindmarsh 13: Tyran Smith
14: Troy Thompson 15: Mark McLinden 16: Michael Hodgson 17: Alan Tongue 18: Rod Jensen 19: Sean Rutgerson
Coach: Matthew Elliott