Rare unchanged team for Force

Date published: May 28 2015

The Western Force will line up an unchanged 23-man squad against the Reds in their Super Rugby clash at nib Stadium on Saturday.

It is the first time since Round 12 last year that the Force have named an unchanged matchday 23.

"While we showed a lot of character last week, particularly in defence, it’s important we bring that same intensity to finish off the opportunities we're creating in attack," said Head Coach Michael Foley.

"It’s exciting to finish with three derby matches – two of them in Perth – and the guys are very driven to finish the season well."

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Luke Burton, 23 Patrick Dellit

Date: Saturday, May 30
Venue: nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off:  17:40 local (09:40 GMT, 19:40 AEST, 21:40 NZST, 11:40 SAST)
Referee: Matt O'Brien
Assistant referees: Damien Mitchelmore, Michael Hogan
TMO: Peter Marshall