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    'First class' Force at Newlands

    2014-05-16 07:45
    Cape Town - Western Force coach Michael Foley remains wary of the struggling Stormers and says they have to produce a "first class" performance if they are to beat the Cape side at Newlands.

    The men from Perth have enjoyed a stellar season to date, winning seven out of 10 games to sit in a healthy fifth spot on the overall Super Rugby log.

    They beat the Cheetahs 23-16 in Bloemfontein last week and will be confident of claiming another victory this weekend against bottom-of-the-log Stormers.

    However, the Force's record against the Stormers is a negative one - five losses compared to two wins - and Foley believes they must be on top of their game to come away victorious.

    "It was great to see the boys pressure the Cheetahs through hard work, and to then capitalise on the chances that came our way,” Foley told the Force's official website.

    “The Stormers have been one of the best defensive units in the competition for a number of years. As a consequence, our work on and off the ball will have to be first class on Saturday to get results."

    Kick-off for Saturday's clash is scheduled for 17:05.

    Teams:

    Stormers:

    15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger (captain), 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Michael Rhodes, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Brok Harris

    Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Alistair Vermaak, 18. Martin Dreyer, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Dylon Frylinck, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Michael van der Spuy

    Force:

    15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Chris Tuatara-Morrison, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek Cowan

    Substitutes: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Justin Turner, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Patrick Dellit

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