The Brumbies had a police party “Welcome” them on arrival in Western Australia due to some trouble on the flight over officially something about getting up while the seatbelt sign was on…… All issues were resolved and nobody was arrested. Will the Western Force be as accommodatiing?
The Force ended 2009 in 8th with the Brum bies only two log points ahead in 7th. This is going to be interesting.
Ref: Steve Walsh (Australia)
ARs: Nathan Pearce (Australia), Julian Pritchard (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)
Venue: Members Equity Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 13.05 (11.05 GMT)
No that is not wrong BTW. Steve Walsh IS a kiwi but he now lives in Aus and has come out of retirement to ref under the Aussie banner. Welcome back to S14 Steve Walsh.
Western Force: 15 James O’Connor, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Sam Harris, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Mark Bartholomeusz, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Matt Hodgson, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Matt Dunning, 2 Pek Cowan, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements: 16 Ben Whittaker, 17 Tim Fairbrother, 18 Richard Stanford, 19 Ben McCalman, 20 Chris O’Young, 21 Mitchell Inman, 22 Josh Tatupu.
Brumbies: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Pat McCabe, 13 Stirling Mortlock, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Stephen Hoiles (captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Justin Harrison, 4 Mark Chisholm, 3 Guy Shepherdson, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Huia Edmonds, 17 Salesi Maafu, 18 Ben Hand, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Patrick Phibbs, 21 Tyrone Smith, 22 Alfi Mafi.