He's done it for England, now John Bateman could be called on to do it for the Canberra Raiders too. Bateman is an option to cover hooker Josh Hodgson for the top-four blockbuster against the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne on Saturday. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has dropped usual back-up rake Siliva Havili out of the 17 to face the Storm, although he remains on the extended bench. Hodgson said part of the plan was to ensure Havili remained match fit with a potential run for Mounties in the NSW Cup. With outside back Bailey Simonsson named as the utility on the bench it means there isn't a recognised second No.