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The Canberra Raiders have announced their side for the round five clash with the Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.

The Raiders have received a huge boost ahead of their trip to Belmore, with Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer named to return from injury.

Austin (Knee) and Sezer (Eye-Socket) have been named to make their returns in the Raiders halves, with Sam Williams dropping out of the side.

Both Austin and Sezer haven't played since round one.

Elliott Whitehead returns to the second-row after wearing the number six in round four and with Jeff Lima out for 6-8 weeks with a broken hand Sia Soliola moves back to the interchange bench.

The Raiders will also welcome back Joey Leilua for the match on Monday night, after he comes back into the side following a two game suspension. 

He takes the place of Brenko Lee who returns to the Intrust Super Cup.

Luke Bateman will travel with the side as 18th man.


1 Jack Wighton
2 Edrick Lee
3 Jarrod Croker (c)
4 Joseph Leilua
5 Jordan Rapana
6 Blake Austin
7 Aidan Sezer
8 Shannon Boyd
9 Josh Hodgson
10 Frank-Paul Nuuausala
11 Josh Papalii
12 Elliott Whitehead
13 Shaun Fensom

14 Kurt Baptiste
15 Iosia Soliola
16 Paul Vaughan
17 Joseph Tapine
18 Luke Bateman

Coach: Ricky Stuart

NRL: Bulldogs v Raiders, Monday April 4, Belmore Sports Ground, 7pm



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