Tessmann, Grant out of Tonga clash

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by Beth Newman

The Western Force have made two changes to their team for their second World Series match this weekend.

Vice-captain Heath Tessmann has been forced out of the 23 with muscle soreness, replaced by Alifeleti Kaituu in the starting side.

Harry Scoble comes onto the bench for the clash against Tonga, the second in a double header at nib Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

In the backline, Peter Grant will sit out the match, after suffering a concussion against the Fiji Warriors, opening the door for Clay Uyen to start at fullback, while former Reds centre Henry Taefu comes into the 23

Brynard Stander has stepped up into the vice-captaincy, with Tessmann out injured.

The Force take on Tonga on Sunday May 13, kicking off at 4pm local, 6pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS across the nation and on 7TWO in WA.


Force team to face Tonga

IN: Harry Scoble, Henry Taefu

OUT: Heath Tessmann, Peter Grant

1. Harry Lloyd

2. Alifeleti Kaitu'u

3. Chris Heiberg

4. Fergus Lee-Warner

5. Johan Bardoul

6. Tevin Ferris

7. Chris Alcock

8. Brynard Stander

9. Ian Prior

10. Andrew Deegan

11. Brad Lacey

12. Rodney Iona

13. Marcel Brache

14. Rod Davies

15. Clay Uyen


16. Harry Scoble

17. Tom Sheminant

18. Kieran Longbottom

19. Leon Power

20. Harrison Orr

21. Elliot Turner

22. AJ Alatimu

23. Henry Taefu