By Fraser Smith
Mon 20th March 17
The Road Safety Western Force will take a 25-man squad on their tour of New Zealand, for the Round Five and Round Six matches against the Crusaders and the Blues.
Club legend Matt Hodgson comes back into the squad after recovering from a hamstring strain in the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens in February. Lock Richie Arnold is in contention to make his Vodafone Super Rugby debut, and the big hitting Anaru Rangi rounds out the changes to the forward pack.
In the backline, experienced utility back Marcel Brache joins Alex Newsome in the squad, while Wallaby Dane Haylett-Petty will be rested.
Brynard Stander has been ruled out after aggravating his shoulder and Future Force Foundation forward Onehunga Havili Kaufusi has been omitted.
The Road Safety Western Force travel to Christchurch first, as they are set to take on the Crusaders this Friday from 2:35pm (AWST).
Road Safety Western Force New Zealand Travelling Squad