Jordan Rapana's return from injury will see two of the NRL's most potent strike weapons join forces on Canberra's right edge - provided Nick Cotric gets to Friday unscathed.
The revolving door has spun once more at Raiders headquarters with star winger Rapana set to make his return from a knee injury against the Wests Tigers at Western Sydney Stadium on Friday.
He will link up with Cotric on the edge but the NSW Blues debutant will have to pass a medical assessment following Wednesday's State of Origin series opener to take his place for the Raiders.
Rapana has managed just seven games this year in the midst of three separate injury concerns - but his eighth will be game No. 100 in Raiders colours.
His looming return sees Michael Oldfield drop back to the extended bench and shapes as a huge boost for a Raiders outfit missing a host of key players and sweating on the fitness of three Origin stars.
Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Cotric have all been named to play less than 48 hours after Wednesday's Origin series opener.
The trio will be assessed by Raiders medical staff upon their return to clubland in what shapes as a gruelling week for the representative trio.
Their inclusion sees Aidan Sezer and Seb Kris shuffle back to the extended bench while Papalii will slot into the No. 10 jersey for the injured Corey Horsburgh.
Raiders veteran Sia Soliola concedes Papalii's heavy workload may get the best of him this week but hopes all three are on deck as Canberra hunt for consecutive wins.
"The hardest one will probably be Papa, because he is in the middle and right in the heat of things," Soliola said.
"We'll probably have to check on him, but Jack and Nick, this is their first time so they will be buzzing. They'll have a lot of energy coming after this camp because this is a really great experience for them.
"Papa is pretty much a veteran there now, one of their most experienced guys. We'll probably look at him and see how he pulls up because he has played some massive minutes in the middle for us and he has been one of our best."
Emre Guler has made his way onto the bench at the expense of Hudson Young after the rising star was slapped with a five-game ban for an eye gouge.
Soliola has backed Guler to rise to the occasion as Canberra look to force their way back into the top four.
"These things can happen throughout the year, things can change pretty quickly. And when it does, we want guys that are prepared and ready to go," Soliola said.
Bailey Simonsson will line up on the left flank outside captain Jarrod Croker as he looks to cement his place in Canberra's starting side.
"I'm learning more so about the NRL, how brutal it is and how much it can change week to week," Simonsson said.
"Our team is changing every week so you've got to learn to adapt and overcome things pretty quickly. The competition doesn't wait for you."
NRL ROUND 13
Friday: Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders at Western Sydney Stadium, 7.55pm.
Raiders squad: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Jarrod Croker (C), 4. Nick Cotric, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Siliva Havili, 10. Dunamis Lui, 11. John Bateman, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Joe Tapine. Interchange: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Sia Soliola, 17. Ryan Sutton, 18. Aidan Sezer, 19. Royce Hunt, 20. Michael Oldfield, 21. Sebastian Kris, 22. JJ Collins.
Tigers squad: 1. Moses Mbye 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. Corey Thompson 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Ben Matulino 9. Robbie Farah 10. Alex Twal 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Chris McQueen 13. Matt Eisenhuth. Interchange: 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Josh Aloiai 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. David Nofoaluma 19. Elijah Taylor 20. Chris Lawrence 21. Mahe Fonua