LIVE: Raiders young star ‘sets stadium alight’

The Raiders will welcome back Origin stars Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii, in what is be a must-win game for Canberra, who are looking to keep their finals hopes alive.

Currently sitting in the 11th spot and two premiership points outside of the top eight, the Raiders will take on the eighth-placed Sharks who need a win to remain in their position on the NRL ladder.

“Every side around that seventh to eighth and from 10th to 13th has that do or die mentality from here on in,” Raiders veteran Jarrod Croker said earlier in the week

“Coming up here [to the Gold Coast], you really narrow that focus and we’re up here to win games and make a late surge for that eighth [spot].”

Raiders team: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Semi Valemei 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 16. Iosia Soliola 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 8. Josh Papaliii 15. Joseph Tapine 17. Ryan James

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 15. Siosifa Talakai 12. Teig Wilton 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Mawene Hiroti 11. Briton Nikora 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele

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