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Force v Waratahs Line-ups

  • Force v Waratahs Line-ups

The Western Force return to their home field for this Saturdays clash against the NSW Waratahs.

The Force are looking to stretch their winning streak to five games after this match, which would continue their club-record form. 

Marcel Brache will start his first match for the Force, replacing Junior Rasolea who is out with a broken wrist. Chris Tuatara-Morrison will make his debut for the Force this weekend, playing off the bench.

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The Waratahs have never lost against the Force in Perth and are coming to the match after a solid 22-11 win over the Stormers in Cape Town.

Israel Folau will return to the Waratahs, while Peter Betham and Alofa Alofa are out. This makes room for wingers Rob Horne and Cam Crawford to start for the team.

This weeks line-up

WESTERN FORCE

Starters: 1. Pek Cowan, 2. Nathan Charles, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Sam Wykes, 5. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 6. Hugh McMeniman, 7. Matt Hodgson (c), 8.  Angus Cottrell, 9. Alby Mathewson, 10. Sias Ebersohn, 11. Nick Cummins, 12. Kyle Godwin, 13. Junior Rasolea, 14. Luke Morahan,  15. Jayden Hayward.

Res: 16. Heath Tessmann, 17. Tetera Faulkner, 18. Ollie Hoskins, 19. Adam Coleman, 20. Brynard Stander, 21. Ian Prior, 22. Zack Holmes, 23. Marcel Brache.

NSW WARATAHS

Starters: 1. Benn Robinson, 2. Tatafu Polota Nau, 3. Sekope Kepu, 4.Will Skelton, 5. Kane Douglas, 6. Jacques Potgieter, 7. Michael Hooper, 8. Dave Dennis (c),  9. Nick Phipps, 10. Bernard Foley, 11. Rob Horne, 12. Kurtley Beale, 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Cam Crawford, 15 Israel Folau. 

Res: 16. Tolu Latu, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Paddy Ryan, 19. Stephen Hoiles, 20. Pat McCutcheon, 21. Brendan McKibbin, 22 Jono Lance, 23. Matt Carraro.

Here is a video of the last time the two teams met (Round 2, 2014)

 

 

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