Force line-Up locked in for Game 2 against Cheetahs

Fri, Sep 1, 2023, 8:55 AM
by Western Force Media

The Western Force today announced the 23-player team list to face the Cheetahs in the second round of the four-game Toyota Challenge from 9pm AWST Saturday night in Bloemfontein.

After an intense game last weekend for the opening match of the Toyota Challenge, the Cheetahs claimed victory after a thrilling match at Cheetahs Stadium.

Head Coach Simon Cron said there were stand-out performances on the field last week and newcomer Harry Potter was a stand-out.

"He's been a stand-out since he arrived," Cron said. "We believe he has what it takes to become a Wallaby."

Named Man of the Match for Game 1, Harry Potter landed the Force's second try of the match, closing the gap prior to the sound of the half-time buzzer.

Co-captain Max Burey said that the team is excited to get back out on the field and get in front of the South African fans again.

"I think being a Saturday game we expect there to be a lot more fans at the game and they create a really good atmosphere to play in," Burey said.

"You don't often get the chance to play against the same team back-to-back, so it's exciting to take those learnings from the first match and be able to put them into practice straight away."

Watch Game 2 of the Toyota Challenge live on Stan Sport on Saturday 2 September at 9pm AWST.

Western Force Team

Marley Pearce, Tom Horton, Tiaan Tauakipulu, Jackson Pugh, Lopeti Faifua, Donny Freeman, Carlo Tizzano, Jeremy Williams, Henry Robertson, Max Burey, Ronan Leahy, Bayley Kuenzle, Sam Spink, George Poolman, Harry Potter; Ford Hemi, Angus Wagner, Regi Churchward, Fa’amanu Kalolo, Ian Prior, Reesjan Pasitoa, Gio Leituala

Match Details

Cheetahs vs Western Force

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Saturday 2 September 9pm AWST/3pm SA time

Live on Stan Sport (Aus) & SuperSport (SA)

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Series Details

Game 1, Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, Friday 25 August 11pm AWST

Game 2, Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, Saturday 2 September 9pm AWST

Game 3, Lane Group Stadium, Mandurah, Friday 29 September 7pm AWST

Game 4, Revo Fitness Stadium, Claremont, Saturday 7 October 3pm AWST

Game 3-4 Ticket Details

Tickets to the final two games in Mandurah and Claremont can be purchased with your 2024 Force Membership for an added $20. Tickets will also become available in a few weeks through Ticketmaster for non-members, valued at $15 per game, with $20 tickets available at the gate on game day.

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