– Prop Tetera Faulkner makes the starting team.
– Winston Stanley returns at outside center.
– Flanker Angus Cottrell starts at no.6.
– Winger Patrick Dellit starts at no.11.
– Alfie Mafi starts from the bench
– Kieran Longbottom returns to action via the bench.
– Hooker James Hilterbrand is in line for his Super Rugby debut off the bench.
“We welcome back Gus, Tetera, Winston and Paddy this week, Last week the players set a new standard in preparation against the Crusaders, which reflected in how we played. We worked extremely hard for each other and it’s important we push for more of the same against another quality New Zealand side.” Western Force Head Coach Michael Foley
The Force travel to Wellington to take on the Hurricanes on Friday, KO 19:35 NZ (07:35 CAT, 08:35 BST)
1. Pek Cowan 2. Heath Tessmann 3. Tetera Faulkner 4. Toby Lynn 5. Sam Wykes 6. Angus Cottrell 7. Matt Hodgson (c) 8. Richard Brown 9. Alby Mathewson 10. Sam Norton-Knight 11. Ed Stubbs 12. Junior Rasolea 13. Winston Stanley 14. Patrick Dellit 15. Jayden Hayward
Reserves 16. James Hilterbrand 17. Kieran Longbottom 18. Rory Walton 19. Chris Alcock 20. Mick Snowden 21. Sias Ebersohn 22. Alfie Mafi