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    Force shuffle front row for Reds

    2017-02-28 10:00

    Cape Town - The Western Force have re-shuffled the forward pack team to face the Reds at nib Stadium on Thursday.

    Head coach Dave Wessels has brought young lock Matt Philip into the starting line-up and he will link with Wallaby Adam Coleman in the second-row.

    In other changes, Ross Haylett-Petty will move to blindside flank and Brynard Stander will start at number eight. New recruit Ben Daley will get his first start in the blue jersey at loosehead prop, making a straight swap with stalwart Pek Cowan.

    Local products Curtis Rona and Chance Peni will make their long-awaited debuts in front of their home crowd as they line up at inside centre and right wing, respectively.

    Teams

    Force

    15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Chance Peni, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Kane Koteka, 6 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Heath Tessmann (captain), 1 Ben Daley

    Substitutes: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Tetera Faulkner, 19 Richard Hardwick, 20 Isi Naisarani, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Ian Prior, 23 Alex Newsome

    Reds

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