Tapine dropped as Hodgson succumbs to calf strain
Raiders NRL News
Posted By: Raidercast
Today at 04:29:12 PM
Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson will miss at least two games with a calf strain while New Zealand international Joseph Tapine has been dropped ahead of Saturday's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys. Ricky Stuart has been forced to ring the changes to his squad this weekend after Saturday's 35-10 drubbing at the hands of Parramatta, the club's third loss in four matches. Enforcer Josh Papalii has dropped back to the bench, while off-season bad boys Corey Harawira-Naera and Corey Horsbugh have been named in the NRL 17 for the first time this season. Winger Bailey Simonsson will miss Saturday's clash with the concussion suffered against the Eels, and has been replaced by Sebastian Kris who was 18th man in that match. SATURDAY: North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders, Townsville Stadium, 7.