BRACHE STARTS AS FORCE READIES FOR WARATAHS

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Outside centre Marcel Brache earns his first opportunity in the starting line-up when the Western Force fronts the NSW Waratahs at the ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium) this Saturday (12 April).

The Force returns home on the back of four successive victories looking for an improved performance against a Waratahs line-up that claimed the two sides’ opening match of the season, 43-21, in Sydney.

Brache, who has come off the bench in two matches for the Force this season, retains the outside centre role after replacing the injured Solomoni Rasolea – who fractured his wrist – during the Force’s 32-29 win over the Queensland Reds last weekend.

Brache’s inclusion is the only change to the Western Force starting line-up, while Chris Tuatara-Morrison is in line to make his Asteron Life Super Rugby debut after being named on the Western Australian reserves list.

Western Force Head Coach Michael Foley says his side is looking forward to the challenge of taking on one of the competition’s front-runners.

“We were extremely pleased with the result against the Reds – in particular seeing our whole bench close out the game after an enormous effort from the starting XV,” he said.

“Having said that, we acknowledge there were some areas of our game that need to be better if we’re to get the result this weekend.”

2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby – Week Nine

Western Force v NSW Waratahs

‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium), Perth

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Kick-off: 5.40pm

1. Pek Cowan

2. Nathan Charles

3. Kieran Longbottom

4. Sam Wykes

5. Wilhelm Steenkamp

6. Angus Cottrell

7. Matt Hodgson (c)

8. Ben McCalman

9. Alby Mathewson

10. Sias Ebersohn

11. Nick Cummins

12. Kyle Godwin

13. Marcel Brache

14. Luke Morahan

15. Jayden Hayward

Reserves

16. Heath Tessmann

17. Tetera Faulkner

18. Ollie Hoskins

19. Adam Coleman

20. Brynard Stander

21. Ian Prior

22. Zack Holmes

23. Chris Tuatara-Morrison*

* possible Astreron Life Super Rugby debut

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