Josh Hodgson and Ryan James are amongst the 32 players selected in the Canberra Raiders squad for their trial match against the Sydney Roosters at Seiffert Oval on Saturday, 27 February, 4pm.
Both men are returning from ACL injuries and this will be their only hit out before round one on 14 March against the Wests Tigers.
A number of players have also been selected to play in the NSW Cup trial match which will take place at 2pm against the North Sydney Bears.
While the Raiders have named a strong team for the trial, one notable omission from either squad is Corey Harawira-Naera.
Harawira-Naera was expected to take the place of John Bateman in the second row for the 2021 season.
However, Ricky Stuart said earlier this month that he will not be considered for round one after a drink driving incident over the Christmas period.
Harawira-Naera is due to face court for the charge on 25 March.
Corey Horsburgh was another caught drink driving over the Christmas period but has been selected in both trial squads.
Horsburgh faced court today for his drink driving charge and was given a criminal conviction, disqualified from driving for three months and slapped with a $500 fine for the incident.
The match will be live streamed on raiders.com.au
Raiders and Roosters NRL trial squads
*denotes player selected in both squads
|Canberra Raiders||Sydney Roosters|
|Caleb Aekins*||James Tedesco|
|Elijah Anderson*||Daniel Tupou|
|Adam Cook*||Josh Morris|
|Matt Frawley*||Joseph Manu|
|Emre Guler*||Brett Morris|
|Siliva Havili*||Lachlan Lam|
|Josh Hodgson||Drew Hutchison|
|Albert Hopoate*||Jared Waerea-Hargreaves|
|Corey Horsburgh*||Jake Friend|
|Ryan James*||Sio Siua Taukeiaho|
|Seb Kris*||Angus Crichton|
|Dunamis Lui*||Sitili Tupouniua|
|Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad||Isaac Liu|
|Kai O’Donnell*||Nat Butcher|
|Josh Papalii||Adam Keighran|
|Jordan Rapana||Daniel Suluka-Fifita|
|Harry Rushton*||Lindsay Collins|
|Curtis Scott*||Matt Ikuvalu|
|Harley Smith-Shields*||Egan Butcher|
|Bailey Simonsson*||Sam Walker|
|Sia Soliola||Freddy Lussick|
Raiders and Bears NSW Cup trial squads
|Canberra Raiders||North Sydney Bears|
|Caleb Aekins||Brad Abbey|
|Elijah Anderson||Moala Graham-Taufa|
|Adam Cook||Joseph Suaalii|
|Matt Frawley||Tony Satini|
|Emre Guler||Lani Graham-Taufa|
|Siliva Havili||Ronald Volkman|
|Albert Hopoate||Sam Wakler|
|Corey Horsburgh||Tuku Hau-Taphuha|
|Ryan James||Freddy Lussick|
|Seb Kris||Fletcher Baker|
|Dunamis Lui||Egan Butcher|
|Keaton Meads||Naufahu Whyte|
|Darby Medlyn||Max Bailey|
|Brigham Moeakiola||Coby Thomas|
|Kai O’Donnell||Elih Jackson|
|Harry Rushton||Jerry Key|
|Brad Schneider||Michael Fenn|
|Curtis Scott||Ben Thomas|
|Bailey Simonsson||Ben Marschke|
|Harley Smith-Shields||Josh Ralph|
|Tom Starling||Josh Bergamin|
|Ryan Sutton||Sione Hopoate|
|Leo Thompson||Tom Carr|