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How do the Raiders replace Bateman?

Posted By: Raidercast
February 22, 2021, 07:41:03 PM
It's one of the key questions from the Canberra Raiders' pre-season. How does the Green Machine cover the hole left in the second row by John Bateman's return to England? Hudson Young's got the backing of international back-rower Joe Tapine to slot straight in. Young and Corey Harawira-Naera were the two most likely candidates, but an off-season, drink-driving charge could see the latter suspended for the start of the NRL campaign. Tapine felt Young was the perfect option to slot into the second row alongside England international Elliott Whitehead, although he wasn't sure who Raiders coach Ricky Stuart would go with. Young enjoyed a break-out 2020 campaign, putting some discipline issues behind him and showing he belonged in the NRL.

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