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    Travelling Squad for New Zealand Tour Named

    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


    Jermaine Ainsley

    Richie Arnold

    Marcel Brache

    Robbie Coleman

    Pek Cowan

    Ben Daley

    Tetera Faulkner

    Ross Haylett-Petty

    Richard Hardwick

    Matt Hodgson

    Kane Koteka

    Jono Lance

    Ryan Louwrens

    Bill Meakes

    Luke Morahan

    Isireli Naisarani

    Alex Newsome

    Chance Peni

    Matt Philip

    Tatafu Polota-Nau

    Ian Prior

    Anaru Rangi

    Curtis Rona

    Michael Ruru

    Heath Tessmann

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...and-tour-named

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    Must be seeing things. Probably a lack of caffeine and sleep.

    I mean, I thought I saw DHP being rested, but why would you do that as a team that's 1 from 3 with your future on the line with one of your backline Wallabies...

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    Big call resting Dane, however, if we are going to coming off a bye and playing two of the toughest may be the right time so he is fit and raring to go for the winnable games

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    Resting DHP coming off of the bye is a ridiculous decision.

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    he must be injured,surely-or does the ARU want to keep him in mothballs for his new super team?

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    According to the west it is a groin problem
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    Wallabies winger Dane Haylett-Petty a surprise omission from Western Force squad for two-match New Zealand tour
    The club said he had been rested because of a niggling groin injury ahead of the Crusaders clash in Christchurch on Friday.

    more here

    https://thewest.com.au/sport/wallabi...-ng-b88420795z

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    Last thing you want is DHP destroying his groin against the Saders, I know our record against them is one of the better ones, but we always go into those matches as massive underdogs and I'd suggest it's important that players like him be fit for the Blues and the Kings.

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    Which are the winnable games

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    Having a quick look at the touring squad I'd name a back three of Morahan, Newsome and Peni, the bench becomes more interesting, but I think I'd probably go for Coleman or Brache (both for versatility) Coleman has played some 12 and wing, Brache has played pretty much all across our backline, except 10. Brache has the enthusiasm and team spirit to make a decent fist of any position, but really doesn't have the physical abilities required of Super Rugby, Coleman is the archetypical small back, fast feet and enough vision to do something useful with them, but has been pretty unproven in this team.

    So who would you pick, for the bench and for the start?

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    Sounds good. Is Masirewa injured?

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    I forgot the "stand by" squad

    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post

    Road Safety Western Force New Zealand Travelling Squad


    Jermaine Ainsley

    Richie Arnold

    Marcel Brache

    Robbie Coleman

    Pek Cowan

    Ben Daley

    Tetera Faulkner

    Ross Haylett-Petty

    Richard Hardwick

    Matt Hodgson

    Kane Koteka

    Jono Lance

    Ryan Louwrens

    Bill Meakes

    Luke Morahan

    Isireli Naisarani

    Alex Newsome

    Chance Peni

    Matt Philip

    Tatafu Polota-Nau

    Ian Prior

    Anaru Rangi

    Curtis Rona

    Michael Ruru

    Heath Tessmann

    TIF

    SAV

    SPARKO

    BRUCE

    SONYA

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...and-tour-named

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Sounds good. Is Masirewa injured?
    I'd leave him out antway. The number of handling errors outweigh the good things he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    I forgot the "stand by" squad
    Strong EPS there. Play hard.

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    No one stands out as fullback cover in the team. Not sure on how good a boot Coleman has but it his speed and experience would probably suit as stand in fullback.

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    Haven't been impressed with Coleman so far, think he'll get slaughtered by the kiwis. Not really feeling confident without DHP, Benny and Brynard.

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