Williams returns to Force team for Super Round clash with Rebels

Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 3:00 AM
by Ben Somerford

The Western Force will welcome back captain Jeremy Williams for Friday night’s Super Round game against the Melbourne Rebels as one of three changes to the team.

Newly appointed skipper Williams returns to lead the Force for the first time after missing Round 1 due to head injury protocols, in a welcome boost to the Force lock stocks, with Feleti Kaitu’u and Ryan Coxon also added to the 23-man team.

Marley Pearce (suspension), Titi Nofoagatotoa and Ben Funnell make way from the Round 1 side that lost to the Hurricanes.

Lock Williams and prop Coxon will both start, while hooker Kaitu’u is named among the reserves. Former Chiefs and Crusaders prop Coxon, 26, has joined the Force on an injury cover contract.

The game will be live on Stan Sport, while there will be regular updates @WesternForce on social media, with kick-off from 5:10pm AWST.

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Melbourne Rebels v Western Force

Friday 1 March, 5:10pm WST

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Live on Stan Sport

Force team list

Starting XV: Ryan Coxon, Tom Horton, Santiago Medrano, Jeremy Williams, Thomas Franklin, Michael Wells, Carlo Tizzano, Will Harris, Nic White, Ben Donaldson, Chase Tiatia, Hamish Stewart, Sam Spink, Harry Potter, Max Burey

Reserves: Feleti Kaitu’u, Charlie Hancock, Tiaan Tauakipulu, Tim Anstee, Lopeti Faifua, Ollie Callan, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, George Poolman