Force call on The Badger

Nick Cummins will make his return on the wing for the Force against the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.

Cummins was not included in the Force’s squad last weekend after recovering from recent ankle surgery, however, the 27-year-old is ready to return to the starting XV on the left wing. His inclusion sees Marcel Brache switching to the right-hand side, with Luke Morahan starting at fullback.

Chris Alcock will also make his comeback this week from a leg injury sustained in the defeat to the Reds a fortnight ago. Alcock comes in at openside, with Brynard Stander shifting to the opposite side of the scrum in place of the injured Angus Cottrell.

Lock Wilhelm Steenkamp is also set to make his first appearance of the season for the Force after being named among the replacements.

Force – 15 Luke Morahan, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Solomoni Jnr Rasolea,11 Nick Cummins, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Steve Mafi, 4 Sam Wykes (c), 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Subs: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Sias Ebersohn, 23 Luke Burton.

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