Mathewson on Force bench

Scrumhalf Alby Mathewson will return via the bench for the Force against the Waratahs in Perth on Saturday.

He returns to action after being sidelined with a knee injury sustained against the Stormers in round 10. 

In the only changes to the starting lineup, lock Adam Coleman replaces Wilhelm Steenkamp, while Solomoni Junior Rasolea gets the nod at inside centre ahead of Luke Burton. 

Force – 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Solomoni Junior Rasolea, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Subs: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Luke Burton, 23 Marcel Brache.

Super Rugby teams (Round 13)

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