Force line up Wallabies against Lions

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 06:42
Large matt hodgson h s Large salesi ma afu force Large brett sheehan force2 630 Large sam norton knight 630

The Western Force has included six Test players for their historic tour match against the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday.

The Western Force has included six Test players for their historic tour match against the British & Irish Lions at Patersons Stadium on Wednesday.

Matt Hodgson (six Tests) will captain the side in a starting line-up that also features Wallaby front row forward Salesi Ma'afu (13 Tests), No.8 Richard Brown (23 Tests), scrumhalf Brett Sheehan (six Tests) and flyhalf Sam Norton-Knight (two Tests).

Former -All Black Alby Mathewson (four Tests) will start from the bench and provide coverage at scrumhalf.

The players represent six of the most experienced players within the Western Force squad, with a combined total of 510 Super Rugby caps between them.

Joining Ma'afu in the front row is former Australian Under-20 prop Salesi Manu and James Hilterbrand, who has been part of the Force's match day 22 for their past six Super Rugby matches.

Super Rugby veteran Toby Lynn and Phoenix Battye will pack down at lock, while Angus Cottrell, who has started seven matches at blindside flank for the Force this season, has been named with Hodgson and Brown in the back row.

Wing Dane Haylett-Petty, who played nine Super Rugby matches for the Western Force between 2008 and 2010, will return to join the Western Australian side, having represented French club, Biarritz, since 2010.

He will be joined in the back three by Sam Christie, who started at flyhalf in the Force's opening two matches of the 2013 Super Rugby season, and wing Corey Brown, who was a member of the Force's wider training group and leading try-scorer in the 2012 Shute Shield competition.

Western Force squad members Chris Tuatara-Morrison and former Australian Sevens representative Ed Stubbs will make up the Western Australian midfield.

The Force has included Cottesloe utility Nick Haining on the bench, while former IRB Junior World Championship front row forwards Hugh Roach (Australia), Tim Metcher (Australia) and Sione Kolo (Fiji) will receive their first opportunities with the Western Australian side.
                                                                                   
Wider training group member and Northern Suburbs lock Ben Matwijow, Force back row forward Lachlan McCaffrey and wing Junior Rasolea have also been selected on the reserves list.

Western Force: 15 Sam Christie, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Ed Stubbs, 12 Chris Tuatara-Morrison, 11 Corey Brown, 10 Sam Norton-Knight, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8  Richard Brown, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Phoenix Battye, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Salesi Ma'afu, 2 James Hilterbrand, 1 Salesi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Sione Kolo, 18 Tim Metcher, 19 Ben Matwijow, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Nick Haining, 23 Junior Rasolea.

Date: Wednesday, June 5
Venue: Patersons Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 18.00 (11.00 BST time; 10.00 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
TMO: TBC (New Zealand)

France vs South Africa
sast: 21h45 | local: 20h45

  • 0 | 0
LIVE
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 18 November 2017
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons 15h30 Ricoh Arena
Ireland v Fiji 16h30 Aviva Stadium
France v South Africa 19h45 Paris
Sun, 19 November 2017
London Irish v Bath 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 14h00 Sandy Park
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Fri, 24 November 2017
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 Liberty Stadium
Ulster v Treviso 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 18h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Leinster v Dragons 18h35 RDS Stadium
Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester 18h45 Kingston Park
Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Welford Road
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Sat, 25 November 2017
Bath v Harlequins 11h15 Recreation Ground
Italy v South Africa 13h00 Rome
Scotland v Australia 14h30 Cardiff
England v Samoa 15h00 Twickenham
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 18 November 2017
Scotland v New Zealand 17 | 22
England v Australia 30 | 6
Wales v Georgia 13 | 6
Italy v Argentina 15 | 31
Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints 30 | 15
Fri, 17 November 2017
Gloucester v Saracens 23 | 17
Tue, 14 November 2017
France XV v New Zealand 23 | 28
Sat, 11 November 2017
France v New Zealand 18 | 38
Ireland v South Africa 38 | 3
Wales v Australia 21 | 29
England v Argentina 21 | 8
Scotland v Samoa 44 | 38
Italy v Fiji 19 | 10
Sat, 04 November 2017
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 37 | 8
Connacht v Cheetahs 23 | 15
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
B&I Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0
Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Force 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
NSW-Queensland 0 0 0 0 0
Blues 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Maori All Blacks 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0