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Preview – Force v Rebels

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After their first win against the Waratahs, the Force will be going into this weekend clash with the Rebels, full of confidence playing in front of their home crowd.

Currently the Force are third on the log above the Rebels who has not won a match and the Waratahs at the bottom of the log.

Tim Sampson has named a strong starting 15 for this one.

Ryan McCauley is set to make his first start for the Force with Lee-Warner moving back to number six.

Stander will lead the team again pairing with Cubelli again.

Timani is set to make his return to the Force after being named in the match day 23. Jack Winchester will return to the hooker position with Taefu and McGregor on the bench.

Dave Wessels has named an unchanged starting XV for this match.

In the forward replacements we see Sordoni, Ed Craig, Isaac Aedo Kailea and Steve Cummins. We also have Tom Nowlan that could make his debut from the bench.

This is going to be a tight one.

Predictions: We think that the Force will take their second win in the competition. Force by 8

Teams:

Western Force: Tom Robertson, Feleti Kaitu’u, Santiago Medrano, Jeremy Thrush, Ryan Mccauley, Fergus Lee Warner, Kane Koteka, Brynard Stander (C), Tomas Cubelli, Jake Mcintyre, Marcel Brache, Richard Kahui, Tevita Kuridrani, Byron Ralston, Robert Kearney

Replacements: Jack Winchester, Angus Wagner, Greg Holmes, Sitaleki Timani, Tomas Lezana, Ian Prior, Henry Taefu & Jack Mcgregor

Melbourne Rebels: Cabous Eloff, James Hanson, Pone Faamausili, Ross Haylett-Petty, Trevor Hosea, Joshua Kemeny, Richard Hardwick, Michael Wells, Joe Powell, Matt To’omua (C), Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Stacey Ili, Lachlan Anderson, Tom Pincus

Replacements: Ed Craig, Isaac Aedo Kailea, Lucio Sordoni, Steve Cummins, Glen Vaihu, James Tuttle

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