Fone Zone Canberra Raiders rising star Todd Carney is set to make his first grade debut this weekend against the Bulldogs, after being named on a 6-man interchange bench by coach Matthew Elliott today.
Carney, who turned 18 a fortnight ago, has been in electric form this season and has led the Raiders Premier League side around the park like a seasoned veteran.
The rookie half played a leading role in the NSW under 19's thumping of Queensland prior to State of Origin I at Telstra Stadium last month and he has gone up a gear since, culminating in a magnificent 24-point individual haul against the Cronulla Sharks last Saturday at Canberra Stadium.
Michael Hodgson was not considered for selection after injuring his ribs against the Sharks in round 14.
2004 NRL Telstra Premiership Round 15
Fone Zone Canberra Raiders v Bulldogs Saturday, June 19, Kickoff 5:30pm ExpressAdvocate Stadium, Gosford
1. Clinton Schifcofske 2. Matthew Gafa 3. Adam Mogg 4. Joel Monaghan 5. Michael Robertson 6. Jason Croker 7. Mark McLinden 8. Ryan O'Hara 9. Simon Woolford (c) 10. Luke Davico 11. Ruben Wiki 12. Ian Hindmarsh 13. Terry Martin