Force lose Stannard
5 Apr 2012
Ben Seymour replaces James Stannard at flyhalf for the Force after it emerged that an ankle injury will keep the latter sidelined for six weeks.
Stannard will have a pin inserted into his ankle and is only expected to return in the latter stages of the tournament.
Seymour’s promotion is the only change to the Force’s starting line-up. Former Brumbies and Waratahs scrumhalf Josh Holmes is named on the bench along with utility-back Patrick Dellit
Force - 15 David Harvey, 14 Samu Wara, 13 Nick Cummins, 12 Winston Stanley, 11 Alfie Mafi, 10 Ben Seymour, 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 Pek Cowan.
Subs: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Kieran Longbottom, 18 Phoenix Battye, 19 Ben McCalman, 20 Josh Homes, 21 Rory Sidey, 22 Patrick Dellit