New halfback pair for Rebels

Flyhalf Danny Cipriani and scrumhalf Nick Phipps return to the Rebels’ run-on side for their clash against the Force.

With the duo back in the starting XV, Richard King moves to fullback in place of Julian Huxley while James O’Connor is back at inside centre.

There is one change in the pack as South African-born flanker Jarrod Saffy starts his first Super Rugby game of the season.

Rebels – 15 Richard Kingi, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Lachlan Mitchell, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve (c), 7 Tom Chamberlain, 6 Jarrod Saffy, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Adam Freier, 1 Nick Henderson,
Subs: 16 Ged Robinson, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Alister Campbell, 19 Tim Davidson, 20 Michael Lipman, 21 Lloyd Johansson, 22 Julian Huxley.