Haylett-Petty and Wykes return for the Force

The Western Force have named their team to play the Highlanders at the ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium) on Saturday with returns for Dane Haylett-Petty and Sam Wykes.

Fullback Dane Haylett-Petty will return to the Western Force’ s starting XV while lock Sam Wykes is set to make his return off the replacements bench from a foot injury that has sidelined him for three matches.

Haylett-Petty resumes his regular place in the ‘ 15′ jersey after being a late omission in the Force’ s last match against the NSW Waratahs with a groin injury.

Outside back Marcel Brache, who started on the wing against the Waratahs, will start at outside centre against the New Zealanders, linking with Kyle Godwin in the midfield, who will shift to the ‘ 12’ jersey in place of the injured Solomoni Jnr Rasolea (ankle).

On the bench, local product and Wests Scarborough winger Brad Lacey is set to make his Super Rugby debut, having also represented the Australian Under 20 at last year’ s IRB Junior World Championship, and progressed through the Perth Spirit in the 2014 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship.

Lacey becomes the 10th local player to represent the Western Force in 2015.

Western Force

1. Pekahou Cowan , 2. Nathan Charles , 3. Tetera Faulkner , 4. Steve Mafi , 5. Adam Coleman , 6. Angus Cottrell , 7. Matt Hodgson (c) , 8. Ben McCalman , 9. Ryan Louwrens , 10. Sias Ebersohn , 11. Nick Cummins , 12. Kyle Godwin , 13. Marcel Brache , 14. Luke Morahan , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann , 17. Chris Heiberg , 18. Guy Millar , 19. Sam Wykes , 20. Kane Koteka , 21. Alby Mathewson , 22. Luke Burton , 23. Brad Lacey

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