PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Force may be with home side in revenge bid

RUGBY UNION: The Western Force will take some impressive form into tonight's Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs at Perth's nib Stadium, having won its past four games.

The Force will have the added motivation of wanting to avenge its 43-21 loss to NSW in the opening round, while its coach, Michael Foley, is up against the team he played for.

Outside centre Marcel Brache (pictured) will earn his first start for the Force, replacing the injured Solomoni Rasolea, while Chris Tuatara-Morrison is set to make his debut off the bench.

The Waratahs, who have won all six encounters between the two sides in Perth, landed back in Australia following a 22-11 win over the Stormers in Cape Town.

Meanwhile, foundation Rebels lock Hugh Pyle will become the first player in the club's brief history to reach 50 Super Rugby caps for the Melbourne team. The Rebels will take on the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium tonight.


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