Ricky Stuart has called on his young brigade of forwards to stand up once more with another pair of fresh faces set to line up for the first time this season.
Reigning Raiders rookie of the year Emre Guler and Jack Murchie have joined the top 17 for Canberra's clash with the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
JJ Collins and Hudson Young have dropped back to the extended bench in the only changes for the resurgent Raiders as they continue their climb to the top of the table.
Guler and Murchie's selection brings the number of players Stuart will have used this season to 23 throughout the opening seven rounds.
Stuart says the club boasts depth it hasn't had in recent years - the forward and halfback dilemmas are proof of that.
Sam Williams' impressive run of form has seen him hold Aidan Sezer out of the side, though the latter has again been named on Canberra's extended bench.
The emerging crop of forwards has allowed Stuart to give a host of youngsters a taste of the top grade this season, filtering them in around regular faces like Josh Papalii, Sia Soliola, Dunamis Lui, John Bateman and Ryan Sutton.
Corey Hosburgh, Young and Collins have all featured at the top level this season and now another pair of fresh faces will enter the frame.
Guler played three games for the Raiders at the back end of the 2018 season while Murchie played two in the weeks preceding him, but neither have played first grade this year.
Their impending return to the NRL comes off the back of impressive form for Mounties in the NSW Cup, but recent weeks suggest there could be more rotations down the track.
Collins will likely miss out against the Sea Eagles but he says the vibe around Raiders headquarters has been positive as the club's young brigade fight for first grade spots.
"There is that competitiveness, but there is not that bitterness. Everyone is really happy with how everyone is going," Collins said.
"That's a healthy thing, it's a very healthy competitiveness, it's not that sort of anger of jealousy or anything like that. That's what is good about this club.
"You can see the boys are just enjoying themselves and the results are speaking for themselves.
"Everyone in the club has been performing well, and that's in Mounties reserve grade too. He was going to pick one of us seeing Taps [Joe Tapine] go down, and everyone just knew we had to be ready when the opportunity came.
"There are a few boys pushing for positions there inside the squad. It could have been any of us in the middle, any of the back-rowers from reserve grade that got the call-up last week against the Broncos.
"Taps is a quality player so he will be back in no time. He is working hard in rehab. He makes us even more motivated to be inside the squad."
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been named at fullback despite toughing out Canberra's last outing with a concerning knee injury.
The Canberra custodian went for scans on Monday after his knee bent the wrong way in a collision with Anthony Milford, but they were more for "peace of mind" than anything else.
Nicoll-Klokstad is confident he will be fit to take his place in the side but star winger Nick Cotric has declared he is ready to fill the void if necessary.
"Definitely, I don't mind, I'll play anywhere. I've been training there a bit in the off-season, on and off, so we'll see what happens," Cotric said.
"It depends what Stick wants to do but I think Charnze should be alright. He came in with a big bang, he's a great bloke on and off the field, and he has been killing it. He has got great footwork so he is going good."
NRL ROUND SEVEN
Sunday: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval, 2pm. TV: Live on Fox League.
Raiders squad: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker (C), 4. Joey Leilua, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson (C), 10. Dunamis Lui, 11. John Bateman, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Ryan Sutton. Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Sia Soliola, 17. Jack Murchie. Reserves: 18. Aidan Sezer, 19. Bailey Simonsson, 20. JJ Collins, 21. Hudson Young