Almost unchanged Force team to take on the Crusaders

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Force head coach Tim Sampson has named an almost unchanged team to take on the Crusaders this Saturday at HBF Park.

Following a strong showing against the ladder-leading Blues, there are only two changes to the starting XV.

Backrower Tim Anstee will start in the number 8 jersey, with Wanneroo talent Ollie Callan moving to the right flank.

Reigning Nathan Sharpe medallist Kane Koteka remains unavailable for selection after sustaining a season-ending foot injury. Winger Byron Ralston replaces Toni Pulu who is recovering from a hamstring complaint.

Having injured his hamstring during pre-season, Angus Wagner is set to make his first appearance of the season after being named in the matchday 23 at 17. Fly-half Jake McIntyre has also been added to the reserves.

Full Team:
1.Tom Robertson, 2. Feleti Kaitu’u, 3. Santiago Medrano, 4. Ryan McCauley, 5. Izack Rodda, 6. Fergus Lee-Warner 7. Ollie Callan, 8. Tim Anstee, 9. Issak Fines-Leleiwasa 10. Reesjan Pasitoa, 11. Manasa Mataele, 12. Bayley Kuenzle, 13.Kyle Godwin, 14. Byron Ralston, 15. Jake Strachan.

RESERVES:
16. Andrew Ready, 17. Bo Abra, 18. Angus Wagner, 19. Jeremy Thrush, 20. Alex Masibaka, 21. Ian Prior, 22. Jake McIntyre, 23. Richard Kahui.

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