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    Force v Crusaders 8th April 2016

    Match Force v Crusaders @ nib Stadium, Perth
    Date Friday 8 April 2016
    Kick-Off 19:00 local
    Referee Ben O'Keeffe
    AR1 Mike Fraser
    AR2 Graham Cooper
    TMO Ian Smith

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    All of Foley's masterminded game plan will finally stick and Force will win by plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    All of Foley's masterminded game plan will finally stick and Force will win by plenty.
    I'll have what you're having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    All of Foley's masterminded game plan will finally stick and Force will win by plenty.
    Nice sarcastic comment!

    However an 80 minute effort might get us over the line. There were lots of improvements last week and hopefully they will go one step up and give us some hope with 20 minutes to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    Nice sarcastic comment!
    I was serious. Deadset.

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    Actually, looking at the history, this could well be the week to drop a lazy 50 on the Force.

    Crusaders usually treat Perth as a rest week.

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    C'mon the

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    A draw is paying $23
    a win of 1 - 12 is paying $10

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    As per the West:

    Looks like Ross may be out with concussion but possibly Angus and Adam okay.

    Force's Haylett Petty in doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI5_Dog View Post
    A draw is paying $23
    a win of 1 - 12 is paying $10
    Who's that with? Sportsbet only has that margin listed at $5

    Wanna get on that like a fat kid on a choclate cake.

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    Walton comes onto the bench, but who goes into the Second Row?

    Hopefully not Mafi, he hasn't impressed me at lock.

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    Agreed, Gigs, but in the absence of another starting-quality lock, Mafi's the least worst option. He does seem to play a bit better as a starter than coming off the bench, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Who's that with? Sportsbet only has that margin listed at $5

    Wanna get on that like a fat kid on a choclate cake.
    My mistake
    you are correct
    $5 for the Force to win by 1 - 12

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    FORCE SIDE NAMED FOR BATTLE WITH CRUSADERS


    By Fraser Smith on Wed 6th April 16


    The Western Force have made two changes to the match-day 23 to take on the Crusaders at nib Stadium on Friday, 8 April, as the Western Australian side return home for the first time since Round Three.

    In the only change to the starting XV Sitiveni (Steve) Mafi returns to the run-on side for the first time since Round Two with Ross Haylett-Petty given the week off after suffering a heavy knock to the head in the loss to the Highlanders last week.

    Francois van Wyk will make his first appearance of the season after being named on the bench for Friday night. The loosehead prop is fully fit and ready to go after recovering from surgery on a dislocated wrist.

    Despite being stretchered off against the Highlanders last week Angus Cottrell has made a full recovery and will start at blindside flanker in what will be his 50th appearance for the Western Force.

    Head Coach Michael Foley said the side is looking forward to getting back in front of the ‘Sea of Blue’ and building upon their performance from last week.

    "It's always good to come home and play in front of our supporters after time away,” he said.

    “We set about changing the way we play this season by being more dynamic with ball in hand and while we haven’t got the wins we’d all like, we will persevere.”

    “Our fans are incredibly passionate and the team is looking forward to running out at the Force Field and giving it their all for the full 80 minutes on Friday."

    The front row remains unchanged, Pek Cowan starts at loosehead linking up with Heath Tessmann while Tetera Faulkner again gets the nod at tighthead.

    Adam Coleman partners with Steve Mafi in the second row and both men will look to dominate at the set piece against the men from Christchurch.

    Joining Angus Cottrell in the backrow for his 50th appearance in the Western Force colours will be the familiar faces of skipper Matt Hodgson at openside and Ben McCalman who rounds out the forward pack at No.8.

    In the halves Alby Mathewson will look to spark the backline at scrumhalf while Peter Grant will once again be the general in attack and defence after a strong outing in Dunedin.

    Solomoni (Junior) Rasolea and Ben Tapuai will continue to build their solid chemistry in the midfield with the powerful ball runners named at inside and outside centre respectively.

    Dane Haylett-Petty will command the back three in the No.15 jersey and look to continue his hot form after bagging his first try of the season last week while the electrifying duo of Luke Morahan and Semisi Masirewa man the wings.

    Coming off the bench, Francois van Wyk will look to make an impact in his return from injury while powerful lock Rory Walton has been named in the match-day 23 for the first time this season. Youngster Richard Hardwick was impressive on debut last week and will be keen to put on a good showing in his first outing in front of the ‘Sea of Blue’ at nib Stadium.

    1. Pekahou Cowan

    2. Heath Tessmann

    3. Tetera Faulkner

    4. Sitiveni (Steve) Mafi

    5. Adam Coleman

    6. Angus Cottrell

    7. Matt Hodgson (C)

    8. Ben McCalman

    9. Alby Mathewson

    10. Peter Grant

    11. Semisi Masirewa

    12. Solomoni (Junior) Rasolea

    13. Ben Tapuai

    14. Luke Morahan

    15. Dane Haylett-Petty

    Reserves

    16. Nathan Charles

    17. Francois van Wyk

    18. Jermaine Ainsley

    19. Rory Walton

    20. Richard Hardwick

    21. Ryan Louwrens

    22. Ian Prior

    23. Albert Nikoro

    2016 Asteron Life Super Rugby – Week Seven

    Western Force v Crusaders
    ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium), Perth
    Friday, 8 April 2016
    Kick-off: 7:00PM AWST

    - See more at: https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti....OfsbprdV.dpuf

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    V pleased to see Francois return and Richard Hardwick get another run on the bench.
    AND that Gus and Adam are clear from last week.

    Hope that Ross H-P is recovering OK.

    C'mon lads take the NZ improvements on to a win at HOME.

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    Also hoping Mafi pulls his finger out at last and brings some of his old form. I know he's leaving end of season but seems to me like he's already left, and that Junior remembers his brain. Play like they did last week and it's a shoe in

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