Brynard Stander and Chris Heiberg have been named in the Force’s match-day 23 for what will be the team’s maiden Super Rugby AU game when they front the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
The Force have selected a strong squad for their first game back in Australia’s first division.
Stander cracks the nod at No 8, while fellow South African Chris Heiberg was selected on the bench as a backup prop.
Meanwhile, Marcel Brache, who previously played for Western Province and the Stormers, starts at outside centre.
Force – 15 Jack McGregor, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Nick Jooste, 11 Brad Lacey, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Tevin Ferris, 6 Henry Stowers, 5 Fergus Lee Warner, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Angus Wagner.
Subs: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Johan Bardoul 20 Ollie Callan, 21 Jacob Abel, 22 Henry Taefy, 23 Kyle Godwin.
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