With the 2018 season drawing nearer, we will begin to look at how each team is shaping up for the season ahead.

Today, we take a look at the Canberra Raiders – and what their best 17 looks like.

Raiders 2022 Player Movements

2022 Gains
Adam Elliott (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2022), Jamal Fogarty (Gold Coast Titans, 2024), Peter Hola (North Queensland Cowboys, 2024), Brandon Morkos (2024)
2022 Losses
Caleb Aekins (released), Adam Cook (released), Siliva Havili (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Ryan James (Brisbane Broncos), Dunamis Lui (released), Darby Medlyn (released), Kai O'Donnell (released), Curtis Scott (released), Iosia Soliola (retired), George Williams (released)
Elijah Anderson (2022), Matt Frawley (2022), Emre Guler (2023), Sebastian Kris (2024), Trey Mooney (2024), Jordan Rapana (2023), Xavier Savage (2023), Brad Schneider (2023), Harley Smith-Shields (2023), Matthew Timoko (2024), Semi Valemei (2024), Elliott Whitehead (2024), Sam Williams (2022), Hudson Young (2024)
Off Contract 2022
Elijah Anderson, Adam Elliott, Matt Frawley, Corey Harawira-Naera, Josh Hodgson, Corey Horsburgh, Ata Mariota, Tom Starling, Ryan Sutton, Sam Williams

2018 Predicted Lineup

  1. Jack Wighton
  2. Nick Cotric
  3. Jarrod Croker ©
  4. Joseph Leilua
  5. Jordan Rapana
  6. Blake Austin
  7. Aidan Sezer
  8. Shannon Boyd
  9. Craig Garvey
  10. Junior Paulo
  11. Josh Papalii
  12. Elliott Whitehead
  13. Iosia Soliola
  14. Sam Williams
  15. Charlie Gubb
  16. Joseph Tapine
  17. Luke Bateman

Coach: Ricky Stuart

Reserves: Siliva Havili, Dunamis Lui, Brad Abbey.

The Big Question: Will the season-ending injury to Josh Hodgson see halves Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin step up to the mark and take on the burden after a disappointing 2017 season saw the pair rely heavily on their star hooker to create attacking opportunities.

Predicted Finish: 15th


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