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The Canberra Raiders can confirm their current Squad list for the 2020 season, as of November 1. There will be several players training until the Christmas break with the squad. These players will be confirmed closer to the commencement of pre-season training on November 20.

NRL Squad

John Bateman
Luke Bateman
JJ Collins
Nick Cotric
Jarrod Croker
Emre Guler
Siliva Havili
Josh Hodgson
Corey Horsburgh
Sebastian Kris
Joey Leilua
Dunamis Lui
Jack Murchie
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Michael Oldfield
Josh Papalii
Aidan Sezer
Bailey Simonsson
Harley Smith-Shields
Sia Soliola
Tom Starling
Ryan Sutton
Joe Tapine
Elliott Whitehead
Jack Wighton
George Williams
Hudson Young

Development Players

Darby Medlyn
Andre Niko
Jarrett Subloo
Kai O’Donnell

https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/11 ... quad-list/

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Missing from last year:

Ata Hingano
Brad Abbey
Brendan O'Hagan
Jordan Rapana
Sam Williams (once Sezer is off I assume he signs)
Kyle Paterson
Reuben Porter (odd, thought he was on a two year deal)
Royce Hunt

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zim wrote:
November 4, 2019, 2:43 pm
Missing from last year:

Ata Hingano
Brad Abbey
Brendan O'Hagan
Jordan Rapana
Sam Williams (once Sezer is off I assume he signs)
Kyle Paterson
Reuben Porter (odd, thought he was on a two year deal)
Royce Hunt
Our list had Porter on a presumed one year deal, ending 2019... no specific end date for him had been announced. We only had these players leaving to date.

Brad Abbey - released
Ata Hingano - released
Royce Hunt - released
Jordan Rapana - Japanese union

We had been hearing Patterson was heading to the Sharks. Looks like O'Hagan has no deal with the Raiders for next year on this basis. Showed some promise at times, but I'm not entirely surprised.

We had Tom Starling and Harley Smith-Shields on development contracts on our list... and this list has them in the top 30. Been no specific announcement I can remember on them.
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No Timoko? Hopefully he is still with the club.

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.

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edwahu wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:29 pm

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.
I did too, but our list has him contracted to end 2020.
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Luke bateman resigned for a year a few weeks ago. Of particular note was that Jack Hetherington is not listed here... i appreciate that nothing official has been announced, but the last id heard was that we got him. Have i missed anything?

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FROG wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:47 pm
Luke bateman resigned for a year a few weeks ago. Of particular note was that Jack Hetherington is not listed here... i appreciate that nothing official has been announced, but the last id heard was that we got him. Have i missed anything?
He is listed as on contract for the Panthers until 2021 in their update today. So perhaps RCG going changed things.

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I was going to ask about Jack Hetherington as well..
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Heard weeks ago that Hetherington wasn’t coming.

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And now..

I've asked twice... :cmon
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edwahu wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:29 pm
No Timoko? Hopefully he is still with the club.

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.
The club announced a 1 year extension for Bateman in September.

Obviously there will be a bit of movement in this list before the season starts.

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edwahu wrote:No Timoko? Hopefully he is still with the club.

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.
Missed the mark with half of the development players. Timoko is a no brainer but he must be the highest paid 20’s player in the comp and get a rookie next year surely being a year young. Medlyn well deserved. Dont rate Odonell and plenty in our 20’s better than him last year. Subloo as a rookie............do we have the same kid that couldnt make the side through the semis?? Is he related to someone???


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sprintman wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:59 pm
Heard weeks ago that Hetherington wasn’t coming.
We also heard weeks and weeks ago that we signed him.

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Plenty of decent squad fillers floating around, unsigned from other clubs. Hopefully we pick up some decent reserve graders. Mounties look thin losing all those players.

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Ronnie - Matt Timoko is born 18 January 2000 so can play 20s again next year.

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Subloo didn’t play finals because he was injured. Would have easily played under 20s finals if he was fit. I think he has a bit more potential upside than Westcott. If Westcott doesn’t get a shot at NRL/NSW Cup he will be a superstar in local footy somewhere for the next 10 years but I am not sure he could progress to the top level.

Subloo could be a bust but he just has something about him that can be harnessed. His upside is bigger.

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greeneyed wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:36 pm
edwahu wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:29 pm

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.
I did too, but our list has him contracted to end 2020.
I am convinced GE reads very few of the hundreds of articles he posts.

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Bay53 wrote:
November 5, 2019, 8:28 am
greeneyed wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:36 pm
edwahu wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:29 pm

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.
I did too, but our list has him contracted to end 2020.
I am convinced GE reads very few of the hundreds of articles he posts.
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Bay53 wrote:Subloo didn’t play finals because he was injured. Would have easily played under 20s finals if he was fit. I think he has a bit more potential upside than Westcott. If Westcott doesn’t get a shot at NRL/NSW Cup he will be a superstar in local footy somewhere for the next 10 years but I am not sure he could progress to the top level.

Subloo could be a bust but he just has something about him that can be harnessed. His upside is bigger.
He was injured in the last round. Was good for final and grand final. I heard from a guy at Belco Sharks Westcott was heading there but has since signed with the tri colours and has gone to Sydney under Jason Taylor at Norths. He was smaller than Subloo and different style of player. I hope your right but my observations from last year indicates Subloo isnt mentally tough enough. Timoko will be devastating in 20’s this year as will Joe Roberts who in my opinion was way better than Subloo and probably a long term investment. Be interesting what they do with new Queensland lads as well. Patterson for me was the loss of the year. I am looking forward to tracking the flegg and local footy again this year. Some good signings and hopefully they can go as far as this years side.


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edwahu wrote:
November 4, 2019, 3:29 pm
No Timoko? Hopefully he is still with the club.

I thought Luke Bateman was going as well.
He looked good last year. Still another year to go in 20s. Given his form he may try and train and trial into the 30 rather than just accepting a development deal.

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Bay53 wrote:Ronnie - Matt Timoko is born 18 January 2000 so can play 20s again next year.
He will be devastating in that grade again!


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Harley Smith-Shields was the No. 1 priority obviously and keeping Kris for another year was sensible.

Have to say I'm not entirely sure about Subloo... but it is only a development contract, guess we will have to wait and see. Not entirely sure about Starling either...

Can't disagree with the rest of the decisions...

Patterson was pretty unlikely to stay with his road blocked here, but he is the biggest loss. I don't know the ins and outs, but it wouldn't surprise me if this was out of the Raiders' hands. I like the look of Kai O'Donnell and Medlyn was a must keep as a development player. Timoko has great first grade potential, but that looks like a decision for next year.

Summary of previously unannounced changes in the list: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5023&p=1707448#p1707448

Latest contracted player list: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5023
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Ronny P wrote:
November 5, 2019, 10:24 am
Bay53 wrote:Subloo didn’t play finals because he was injured. Would have easily played under 20s finals if he was fit. I think he has a bit more potential upside than Westcott. If Westcott doesn’t get a shot at NRL/NSW Cup he will be a superstar in local footy somewhere for the next 10 years but I am not sure he could progress to the top level.

Subloo could be a bust but he just has something about him that can be harnessed. His upside is bigger.
He was injured in the last round. Was good for final and grand final. I heard from a guy at Belco Sharks Westcott was heading there but has since signed with the tri colours and has gone to Sydney under Jason Taylor at Norths. He was smaller than Subloo and different style of player. I hope your right but my observations from last year indicates Subloo isnt mentally tough enough. Timoko will be devastating in 20’s this year as will Joe Roberts who in my opinion was way better than Subloo and probably a long term investment. Be interesting what they do with new Queensland lads as well. Patterson for me was the loss of the year. I am looking forward to tracking the flegg and local footy again this year. Some good signings and hopefully they can go as far as this years side.
He doesn't appear on their 1 November list. A Bears contract?

Patterson doesn't appear on the Sharks' 1 November list either interestingly.
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However you want to structure your sides we've got good depth across the park next year with 3 top 30 and 2 development spots still open:

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Joey Leilua
5. Bailey Simonsson
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Sia Soliola
11. John Bateman
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Joe Tapine

14. Siliva Havili
15. Dunamis Lui
16. Emre Guler
17. Corey Horsburgh


1. Michael Oldfield
2. Andre Niko
3. Harley Smith-Shields
4. Sebastian Kris
5.
6. Jarrett Subloo
7. Sam Williams
8. Ryan Sutton
9. Tom Starling
10. JJ Collins
11. Hudson Young
12. Jack Murchie
13. Luke Bateman

14.
15. Kai O’Donnell
16. Darby Medlyn
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greeneyed wrote:
Ronny P wrote:
November 5, 2019, 10:24 am
Bay53 wrote:Subloo didn’t play finals because he was injured. Would have easily played under 20s finals if he was fit. I think he has a bit more potential upside than Westcott. If Westcott doesn’t get a shot at NRL/NSW Cup he will be a superstar in local footy somewhere for the next 10 years but I am not sure he could progress to the top level.

Subloo could be a bust but he just has something about him that can be harnessed. His upside is bigger.
He was injured in the last round. Was good for final and grand final. I heard from a guy at Belco Sharks Westcott was heading there but has since signed with the tri colours and has gone to Sydney under Jason Taylor at Norths. He was smaller than Subloo and different style of player. I hope your right but my observations from last year indicates Subloo isnt mentally tough enough. Timoko will be devastating in 20’s this year as will Joe Roberts who in my opinion was way better than Subloo and probably a long term investment. Be interesting what they do with new Queensland lads as well. Patterson for me was the loss of the year. I am looking forward to tracking the flegg and local footy again this year. Some good signings and hopefully they can go as far as this years side.
He doesn't appear on their 1 November list. A Bears contract?

Patterson doesn't appear on the Sharks' 1 November list either interestingly.
Not sure just heard thats where he was going on the weekend. Patterson has definitely gone.


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Canberra Raiders add Semi Valemei to top 30 squad, Ata Hingano retained on one year development contract

The Canberra Raiders have promoted Semi Valemei to their top 30 squad on a two year deal, while Ata Hingano has been retained by the club on a one year development contract.

2020 Train and Trial Players

Dan Keir
Duwanye Mariner
Reuben Porter
Matt Timoko

Pre-Christmas Training Players

Adam Cook (Under 20s)
Lachlan Lewis (Under 20s)
Jordan Martin (Under 20s)
Tom Robertson
Daine Spencer
Leo Thompson (Under 20s)
Sila Titiuti (Under 20s)
Trey Mooney (Under 20s)

2020 NRL Squad

John Bateman
Luke Bateman
JJ Collins
Nick Cotric
Jarrod Croker
Emre Guler
Siliva Havili
Josh Hodgson
Corey Horsburgh
Sebastian Kris
Joey Leilua
Dunamis Lui
Jack Murchie
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Michael Oldfield
Josh Papalii
Aidan Sezer
Bailey Simonsson
Harley Smith-Shields
Sia Soliola
Tom Starling
Ryan Sutton
Joe Tapine
Elliott Whitehead
Jack Wighton
George Williams
Sam Williams
Hudson Young
Semi Valemei

Development Players
Ata Hingano
Darby Medlyn
Andre Niko
Jarrett Subloo
Kai O’Donnell

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Trey Mooney is also SG Ball eligible.

Eels annoyed at losing him.

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ALX22 wrote:
November 21, 2019, 4:42 pm
Trey Mooney is also SG Ball eligible.

Eels annoyed at losing him.
Sounds good!
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greeneyed wrote:
ALX22 wrote:
November 21, 2019, 4:42 pm
Trey Mooney is also SG Ball eligible.

Eels annoyed at losing him.
Sounds good!
That does sound promising. Lewis is a better player than O’Donnell already. Hingano is interesting!


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Ronny P wrote:
November 21, 2019, 7:12 pm
greeneyed wrote:
ALX22 wrote:
November 21, 2019, 4:42 pm
Trey Mooney is also SG Ball eligible.

Eels annoyed at losing him.
Sounds good!
That does sound promising. Lewis is a better player than O’Donnell already. Hingano is interesting!


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Hinganno has been injured an awful lot. He was also used terribly before all that started.

However he does this year, at least the club can be seen as having done the right thing by him to some degree, rather than just chew him up and spit him out. Williams and Hingano as Mounties halves? Kids to step in if either is absent or not doing the job.

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BadnMean wrote:
Ronny P wrote:
November 21, 2019, 7:12 pm
greeneyed wrote:
ALX22 wrote:
November 21, 2019, 4:42 pm
Trey Mooney is also SG Ball eligible.

Eels annoyed at losing him.
Sounds good!
That does sound promising. Lewis is a better player than O’Donnell already. Hingano is interesting!


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Hinganno has been injured an awful lot. He was also used terribly before all that started.

However he does this year, at least the club can be seen as having done the right thing by him to some degree, rather than just chew him up and spit him out. Williams and Hingano as Mounties halves? Kids to step in if either is absent or not doing the job.
Agree. I feel he is as good a back up as Sam if fit. Had a bad year injury wise last year. He will keep the kids out if fit for a long time!


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Interesting that Hingano has been retained. Massive bonus for our depth.

In saying that, the two games I saw him play were less than impressive. Although, to be fair, most of the Mounties players choked in both those games.

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The only decent game I've seen hingano play was against us in a well beaten side a few years ago.

Was excited when he signed, but he's shown next to nothing

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Nice he has a lifeline... he seems like a great young guy... but I can’t see Hingano ever stepping up to firsts. And he’s had lots of opportunity already. To be honest, I think the development contract spots should be used for players just graduating from Under 20s who can’t yet crack a top 30 spot.
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