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Line-ups FOR vs BUL

  • Line-ups FOR vs BUL

Sam Wykes and Jayden Hayward will return to the Western Force starting line-up this weekend where they will take on the Bulls at the 'Force Field' NIB Stadium.

Wykes has recovered from a recent rib injury and will start in the tight five alongside Adam Coleman who had an impressive start last weekend against the Rebels.

Hayward will return to fullback with his fill in Dane Haylett-Petty moving to the wing. 

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Tighthead prop Kieran Longbottom will play his 50th game for the Force since his 2008 debut. Longbottom will be the first West Australian born-and-bread player to reach the 50 game milestone for the club.

The Force will be coming into the match off three consecutive Australian derbies, with most of their 11 games this season being played against Australian sides. They will be chasing their fourth straight home win in nearly seven years and will need to put in a big effort to defeat the more physically dominant and technically sound Bulls squad. 

The Bulls will be looking to dominate the Force on set pieces such as the rolling maul where they have been known to easily push a weaker team 20 to 30 metres up the field. Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made five changes to his squad plagued by injuries and suspensions which will hopefully be an aspect the Force will look to capitalise on. 

Article by Luke Worthington - Western Force Page Editor - Follow @wild_west_fans and @lwtrey5 for more news

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