Daniel Mortimer will start as hooker for the injured Nathan Friend and Kierran Moseley returns to the side on the bench for the clash which begins at 5.30pm (4.30pm in Qld) at GIO Stadium.

The Raiders are 1-17, with no changes.

Moseley missed all the trial matches but has played solidly for Tweed Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup and had his best performance against PNG Hunter last Saturday when the Seagulls almost pulled off an upset in Port Moreseby.

Friend was ruled out after he suffered a couple of head knocks in recent weeks, and did not make the trip to Canberra.