Raiders Pre-Season Squad Update

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Updated: November 15, 2017

With week three of the 2018 pre-season underway the Raiders can provide an up to date pre-season training squad to give members and fans a look at who’s in the NRL squad for the 2018 pre-season.

The 2018 NRL season will be the first season of the new salary cap structure, which sees the NRL squad expand from a top 25 to a top 30, plus the introduction of a further six development players allowing them to further their career to train with the NRL Squad.

As per the new salary cap, clubs are allowed to have players contracted with the club outside of these 36 players.

Please note the squad is subject to change.

Top 30 Squad – New Additions

The Raiders have announced the signings of Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity), Charlie Gubb (New Zealand Warriors) and Brad Abbey (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) and have added 2017 NYC Star Jack Murchie to their fulltime squad.

Development Players

As part of the new squad structure the Raiders are allowed to have six fulltime development players. The confirmed development players are:

Cooper Bambling
Kalani Going
Corey Horsburgh
Sebastian Kris

Train and Trial Players

During the pre-season the Raiders are giving a number of players the opportunity to train and/or trial with the team to try and secure a place in the top 30 or the clubs six development players for 2018. These players are:

Jarrett Boland
Bill Cullen
Emre Guler
Zac Masters
Fabian Paletua-Kiri
Mikaele Ravalawa
Paul Roache
Josh Saunders

World Cup Players

With the Rugby League World Cup concluding on December 2, these players representing their nations will return for pre-season training in January.

Kurt Baptiste
Josh Hodgson
Joey Leilua
Kato Ottio
Junior Paulo
Josh Papalii
Jordan Rapana
Mikaele Ravalawa
Joe Tapine
Elliott Whitehead

2018 Raiders Pre-Season Squad

Brad Abbey
Blake Austin
Cooper Bambling
Kurt Baptiste
Luke Bateman
Jarrett Boland
Shannon Boyd
Erin Clark
Adam Clydsdale
Nick Cotric
Jarrod Croker
Bill Cullen
Kalani Going
Charlie Gubb
Emre Guler
Josh Hodgson
Corey Horsburgh
Royce Hunt
Liam Knight
Sebastian Kris
Joey Leilua
Dunamis Lui
Makahesi Makatoa
Zac Masters
Jack Murchie
Michael Oldfield
Kato Ottio
Fabian Paletua-Kiri
Josh Papalii
Junior Paulo
Jordan Rapana
Mikaele Ravalawa
Paul Roache
Josh Saunders
Aidan Sezer
Sia Soliola
Joe Tapine
Elliott Whitehead
Jack Wighton
Sam Williams

Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2017/11/14/raiders_pre_season_s.html





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