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Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights trial NRL match at Seiffert Oval

Reserve grade coach Simon Woolford has named a strong 18-man squad for the side's Round 1 match against the New Zealand Warriors.

NRL regulars such as Brendan Elliot, Sam Mataora and Tyler Randell will all start, while 19-year-old Nick Meaney gets first chance at fullback after an impressive pre-season.

The match kicks off at 11.45am (AEST) at Mount Smart Stadium.


1. Nick Meaney

2. Tom Hughes

3. Brendan Elliot

4. Chanel Mata'utia

5. Jacob Gagan

6. Will Pearsall

7. Jack Cogger

8. Sam Mataora

9. Tyler Randell

10. Mickey Paea

11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon

12. Anthony Tupou

13. Josh King


14. Braden Robson

15. David Bhana

16. Pat Mata'utia

17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown

18. Faitotoa Faitotoa

Meanwhile, NYC coach Todd Lowrie has named a 23-man squad for the Round 1 match against the Warriors.

A number of players will be making their Under 20s debuts for the red and blues, with new halves pairing Jack Johns and Hayden Loughrey starting.

The match kicks off at 9.45am (AEST) at Mt Smart Stadium.


1. Matt Cooper

2. Cory Denniss

3. Brayden Musgrove

4. Heath Gibbs

5. Kainoa Gudgeon

6. Jack Johns

7. Hayden Loughrey

8. Jayden Butterfield

9. Tom Starling

10. Cameron King

11. Henry Penn

12. Sam McIntyre

13. Zac Hosking


14. Kurtis Dark

15. Eddy Tuilotolava

16. Pasami Saulo

17. Viko Puliuvea

18. Mitch Andrews

19. Nash Birch

20. Tavita Fesolai

21. Dylan Clark

22. Dean Kouka-Smith

23. Brendan O'Hagan