Milestone for Alcock against Stormers
Perth - Flank Chris Alcock returns to the starting line-up for the Western Force's Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at nib Stadium on Saturday.
According to the Force’s official website, the 26-year-old fetcher will run out for his 50th Super Rugby match, having played 25 for the Waratahs, and 24 for the Force since joining the Perth-based franchise ahead of the 2013 season.
Alcock replaces Kane Koteka, who has been sidelined after suffering concussion in last weekend's match against the Cheetahs, while the remainder of the starting XV is the same.
On the bench, former Australian Under-20 representative Ross Haylett-Petty is set to make his Super Rugby debut.
Saturday’s clash is scheduled to kick off at 13:45 (SA time).
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Steve Mafi, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes (captain), 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan
Substitutes: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Angus Cottrell, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Marcel Brache
15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Demtri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Huw Jones