Sharpe back for final fling

Wallabies veteran Nathan Sharpe will play his final match for the Force against the Crusaders on Saturday.

The 34-year-old lock missed last week’s game against the Blues due to a back injury. He has, however, recovered sufficiently to play one final match for the Force.

In midfield, Rory Sidey comes in for the injured Winston Stanley and Pat Dellit starts at No 13 ahead of Will Tupou.

Force – 15 Alfie Mafi, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Patrick Dellit, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Napolioni Nalaga, 10 Ben Seymour, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey, 7 Angus Cottrell, 6 Richard Brown, 5 Nathan Sharpe (c), 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Salesi Manu, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Tetera Faulkner.
Subs: 16 Ben Whittaker, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Pek Cowan, 19 Ollie Atkins, 20 Josh Holmes, 21 Kyle Godwin, 22 Will Tupou.