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By Force Media Unit
The Emirates Western Force has confirmed its 24-man squad for the side’s two-match Super Rugby tour to Wellington and Canberra.
Flanker Angus Cottrell, prop Kieran Longbottom and centre Winston Stanley join the 22 that defeated the Crusaders, 16-14, in Perth on Saturday night, with the exception of front-rower Salesi Ma’afu, who has been sidelined with knee inflammation.
The Force will fly out this afternoon to Wellington where they will face the Hurricanes on Friday (19 April) before heading to Canberra to face the Brumbies on Saturday, 27 April.
2013 Super Rugby – New Zealand/ACT Tour
Hurricanes v Emirates Western Force
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Friday, 19 April 2013
Kick-off: 7.35pm (local)/3.35pm (AWST)
Brumbies v Emirates Western Force
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Kick-off: 7.40pm (local)/5.40pm (AWST)
Emirates Western Force squad: Chris Alcock, Richard Brown, Angus Cottrell, Pek Cowan, Pat Dellit, Sias Ebersohn, Tetera Faulkner, Kyle Godwin, Jayden Hayward, Matt Hodgson (c), Kieran Longbottom, Toby Lynn, Ben McCalman, Alfie Mafi, Alby Mathewson, Sam Norton-Knight, Junior Rasolea, Mick Snowden, Winston Stanley, Ed Stubbs, Heath Tessmann, Rory Walton, Ben Whittaker, Sam Wykes.
The RaboDirect Rebels have signed loosehead prop Jed Gillespie to their Extended Playing Squad (EPS) for the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.
Qantas Wallaby and three time Super Rugby Champion Radike Samo will join the RaboDirect Rebels for the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.