Coleman return boosts Force
Durban - The Force have been given a huge boost with Wallaby lock
Adam Coleman named in the starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Sharks in
Coleman returns from a calf injury suffered against the Reds
in Round Two as one of only two changes to the starting XV from Round 10, with
Jono Lance returning to the starting side at flyhalf.
Wallaby hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau is set to play is 150th
match of Super Rugby, and will look to continue his fine form on Saturday.
In the only other change to the 23, Francois van Wyk comes
onto the bench replacing the injured Ben Daley.
Western Force head coach Dave Wessels believes the addition
of Coleman’s experience is a welcome inclusion ahead of a big clash with the
men from Durban.
“We were very disappointed not to win against the
Lions," he said.
"We need to learn to put 80 minutes together if we want
to be consistently competitive.”
“It’s great to have Adam back and special to be part of
‘Taf’s’ 150th game. It’s a really fantastic achievement from a guy who has given a lot to Australian rugby. He’s
added a huge amount to our group with his physicality and enthusiasm.”
15 Marcel Brache, 14 James Verity-Amm, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Billy Meakes,
11 Alex Newsome, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Isireli Naisarani, 7 Matt
Hodgson (captain), 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3
Tetara Faulkner, 2 Tatafu Polata-Nau, 1 Pek Cowan
Substitutes: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Francios van Wyk,
18 Shambeckler Vui, 19 Lewis Carmichael, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21
Mitchell Short, 22 Luke Burton, 23 Peter Grant