Travelling Squad for New Zealand Tour Named

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