Force make wholesale changes

Date published: April 27 2016

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Western Force head coach Michael Foley has given his side a shake-up for Friday's meeting with the Bulls with seven changes made to the squad.

In the tweaks to the starting XV, Harry Scoble has been named for his starting debut after impressing in his 35 minutes off the bench last week, Ian Prior and Luke Morahan return to the side after a week on the sidelines and Ammon Matuauto has been named for his Super Rugby debut at outside centre.

In the reserves Guy Millar and Ross Haylett-Petty return while hooker Anaru Rangi comes into the squad for a potential debut.

Foley said he is confident each player named will be able do their job for the side.

“As a team, our opportunity to respond to a disappointing performance comes on Friday night. Every person in the team cares, but the way to best show that is on the field. While we’ve encountered some challenges this season, it’s important we look forward to attacking and enjoying every contest," he said.

"A number of the men who’ve performed well over an extended period in training have been given the opportunity to either start, or come off the bench this week."

Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ammon Matuauto, 12 Junior Rasolea, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Ian Prior, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Francois van Wyk
Replacements: 16 Chris Heiberg, 17 Anaru Rangi, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Kyle Godwin, 23 Semisi Masirewa

Date: Friday, 29 April
Venue: nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 19:05 (11:05 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffman, Damien Mitchelmore
TMO: Ian Smith

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