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Vodafone Warriors interim head coach Stacey Jones has brought second rower Jack Murchie into the starting line-up for today's 19th-round NRL clash against the Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Murchie will line up on the right edge with Josh Curran coming into the game off the interchange.

Curran joins Reece Walsh, Bunty Afoa and Eliesa Katoa on the bench. Prop Jackson Frei is 18th man. 

When the squad was reduced to 19 players 24 hours before kick-off, the 22-year-old Katoa was brought onto the interchange bench to replace Aaron Pene, who has a virus and has been ruled out.

Katoa is set for his 41st career game, all of which have been played in Australia since his debut on 2020.

It will be his 10th appearance this season and his first since the 11th-round loss to St George Illawarra. He has been the official game day reserve for five other matches without making it onto the field (including the homecoming match against Wests Tigers at Mount Smart Stadium on July 3).

Katoa has also appeared four times for feeder club Redcliffe in the Hostplus Cup this season including a 60-minute stint in last weekend's 54-16 win over Norths Devils.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Jesse Arthars
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Adam Pompey
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Albert Hopoate
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo Montoya
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Daejarn Asi
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Zac Woolford
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Tohu Harris
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Warriors is number 12 Josh Curran
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Reece Walsh
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Harawira-Naera
    Interchange for Warriors is number 18 Eliesa Katoa

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 21 Ata Mariota
    Replacement for Warriors is number 23 Jackson Frei

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Senior Review Official: Kasey Badger

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