Brown, Shepherd back for Force

Wallabies Richard Brown and Cameron Shepherd have boosted the Force with their return from injury.

The Force are without a win in the tournament but will hope the duo’s return will aid their cause to stop the slide against the Hurricanes in Perth on Friday.

Shepherd’s return forces Alfie Mafi to the bench while Rory Sidey has taken Winston Stanley’s inside centre spot. Second-rower Sam Wykes has recovered from a hamstring complaint but has to be content with a bench role.

Force - 15 Cameron Shepherd, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Patrick Dellit, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Napolioni Nalaga, 10 James Stannard, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Matt Hodgson, 7 David Pocock (c), 6 Richard Brown, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Salesi Ma’afu, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Kieran Longbottom.
Subs: 16 Ben Whittaker, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Sam Wykes, 19 Angus Cottrell, 20 Justin Turner, 21 Ben Seymour, 22 Alfie Mafi.