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Preview – Force v Brumbies

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The second Super Rugby AU match will be played in Sydney as a home game for the Force as they take on the Brumbies.

The Force and Brumbies have played 18 times since 2006 in Super Rugby which the Force manage to won 4 off those.

Jeremy Thrush will lead the Force this weekend due to the injury to their regular captain Prior.

In total there are four changes to the Force side for this weekend. Nick Frisby will take the injured Prior spot at nine. Taefu will come in at inside centre.

There are also two changes on the bench for the Force with Kahui and Sheminant getting their opportunity later in the game.

Kata will get his first start for the Brumbies this weekend on the wing. At ten we will also see Kuenzie for the first time this season.

Scott Sio also get his first start and will partner Alaalatoa and Fainga’a in the front row.

Nick Frost will also make his first appearance in the starting XV packing down with Douglas.

Prediction: We are going again with the Brumbies by 15

Teams:

Western Force – 15 Jack McGregor, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Brad Lacey, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Tevin Ferris, 6 Henry Stowers, 5 Fergus Lee Warner, 4 Jeremy Thrush (c), 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Angus Wagner.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Tom Sheminant, 19 Ollie Atkins 20 Ollie Callan, 21 Jacob Abel, 22 Richard Kahui, 23 Kyle Godwin.

Brumbies – 15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Bayley Kuenzie, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Will Miller, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Murray Douglas, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 James Slipper, 19 Ben Hyne, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Issak Fines, 22 Mack Hansen, 23 Andy Muirhead.

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