Robertson and Fainga'a return for a Friday night Cultural Round blockbuster

Head coach Simon Cron has made five changes to his starting XV for Round 12's Friday night fixture with Fijian Drua at HBF Park.

In a huge boost to the pack, Wallaby Tom Robertson returns to the fold, named at tighthead prop. His experience and power will be welcomed against a meaty Drua forward pack. 

With 38 international caps to his name, Folau Fainga'a makes his return to HBF Park. Omitted for Round 5 in Auckland with persistent Achilles soreness, Fainga'a's size and on-field leadership will be vital at set piece time against a tenacious Drua outfit. 

Angus Wagner continues to add weight to the frontrow, recovered from an acute hamstring injury, starting at loosehead prop.

Standing at 203cm, tall timber Ryan McCauley earns his start in the second row. Pairing up with Jeremy Williams, with Felix Kalapu moving to the finishers. 

After the birth of his son, Rahbni Vosayaco is back in the West and will run on in the backrow along with Captain Michael Wells and local product Carlo Tizzano. Tizzano will play his first match at HBF Park on Friday night since his departure in 2019. 

The backs remain unchanged. With flyhalf Max Burey stepping onto HBF Park for the first time in the blue jersey. 

Siosifa Amone (#18) and Tim Anstee (#20) return to the match day 23, recovered from injury. 

Be there this Friday for Cultural Round as the Force take on the flying Fijian Drua at 5:35pm.