Force to ‘spring a surprise’



July 8, 2016
Force to ‘spring a surprise’

LEADER: Force wing Luke Morahan

The Western Force will not be giving the Stormers any gifts in tomorrow’s Super Rugby clash in Perth.

Caretaker Dave Wessels said the team is determined to put their best foot forward for the club’s final home game of the season.

He says: “As a team we are really focused on putting everything into these last 160-minutes of the season

“We were disappointed not to win in Bloemfontein but felt – particularly in the second half – that we played some good attacking rugby.”

“The Stormers are a quality side – with a strong setpiece – and are trying to lock in a home final.

“We know they will come out really hard but we are focusing on what we can do to improve on the good things we did in South Africa and finishing strong for the ‘Sea of Blue’.”

Wessels has made five changes to his match day, with Ben Tapuai returning to the side at outside centre, while local product Richard Hardwick has been named for his first run on start.

In the other changes to the side Guy Millar comes into the starting lineup at tighthead for Tetera Faulkner who suffered an achilles tendon injury against the Cheetahs last week, Ryan Louwrens gets the nod at starting scrumhalf and Jermaine Ainsley comes onto the bench.

Luke Morahan will captain the side after Pek Cowan and Dane Haylett-Petty were deemed to have breached the club’s leadership standards while on tour in South Africa.

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