• Eight Saffas for Force warm-ups

    The Western Force will feature eight South African recruits in their two Super Rugby warm-up games against the Pampas XV and Samoa A on Friday in Perth.

    Marcel Brache and Wilhelm Steenkamp will play in the first game against the Argentinian side, while Sias Ebersohn, Brynard Stander, Chris Heiberg, Francois van Wyk, Dillyn Leyds and Dylan Sage will play in the second match against Samoa A.

    Force team to take on Argentinian Pampas  15 Luke Morahan, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Junior Rasolea, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Kieran 2 Longbottom/Ollie Hoskins, 1 Tetera Faulkner.

    Force 'A' team to take on Samoa A  15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Chris Tuatara-Morrison, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Ed Stubbs, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Rory Walton, 5 Phoenix Battye, 4 Hugh McMeniman, 3 Salesi Manu, 2 Heath Tessmann (c), 1 Pek Cowan.
    Subs: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Francois van Wyk, 18 Chris Heiberg, 19 Bruce Smith-Wright, 20 Corey Thomas, 21 Richard Hardwick, 22 Kane Koteka, 23 Ryan Louwrens, 24 Dillyn Leyds, 25 Brad Lacey, 26 Dylan Sage, 27 Dane Haylett-Petty.

    Photo: Western Force