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Late Mail - Sharks v Raiders

The Sharks are set to unleash two debutants for the game against the Raiders, with Paul Gallen the latest player to be ruled out with injury.

Gallen's knee injury, while continuing to improve, failed to recover sufficiently for him to be able to take the field in Canberra today, however his withdrawal provides an opportunity for former North Queensland Cowboy Braden Uele who along with Jack Williams will be playing his first top grade game with the Sharks.

For Williams it will be his NRL debut, with his first game in the top grade coincidently coming against his former club.

Another youngster in Briton Nikora also made the trip to the national capital and will warm up as the Sharks 18th man.

Williams and Uele will both start the match from the interchange bench, with Joseph Paulo and Ava Seumanufagai called into the starting side.

Paulo will take over from Jayson Bukuya after he was again ruled out due to illness, while Seumanufagai will play as a middle forward in his initial game in the Sharks run-on 13.

The Sharks backline remains intact, with Valentine Holmes again at fullback, Matt Moylan once more shaking on the five eighth role.

The Sharks v Raiders match is scheduled for a 4.10pm kick-off at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

SHARKS Team List

1 Valentine Holmes

2 Sosaia Feki
3 Jesse Ramien
4 Ricky Leutele
5 Edrick Lee
6 Matt Moylan
7 Chad Townsend

8 Andrew Fifita

9 Jayden Brailey
10 Matt Prior

11 Kurt Capewell
14 Joseph Paulo

16 Ava Seumanufagai


15 James Segeyaro

17 Jack Williams 

18 Kurt Dillon

19 Braden Uele

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