The Force are playing their first non derby of the season as the Hurricanes have blown into town for a few days.
Neither team has set the world alight so far this season with the Force still looking for their first win of the season and the Hurricanes only just managing a narrow victory at the end of a gruelling two week tour of South Africa.
Picking the winner of this game is a difficult call IMO. The superbru community have a 67.45% majority in favour of the Hurricanes, I’m not a part of that 67.45% and with Jaco Peyper at the helm anything could happen.
Western Force: 15 Cameron Shepherd, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Patrick Dellit, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Napolioni Nalaga, 10 James Stannard, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Matt Hodgson, 7 David Pocock (captain), 6 Richard Brown, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Salesi Ma’afu, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Kieran Longbottom.
Replacements: 16 Ben Whittaker, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Sam Wykes, 19 Angus Cottrell, 20 Justin Turner, 21 Ben Seymour, 22 Alfie Mafi.
Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Michael Bent, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 22 Charlie Ngatai.
Referee: Jaco Peyper (RSA)
ARs: Andrew Lees (Aus), Simon Moore (Aus)
TMO: Matt Goddard (Aus)