A Force to be reckoned with

South African recruit Wilhelm Steenkamp will play tonight.
South African recruit Wilhelm Steenkamp will play tonight.

Only Wallabies star Hugh McMeniman is missing from the 34-man squad named for tonight’s clash, but fellow Wallabies Nick Cummins and Ben McCalman are set to feature alongside a raft of new recruits.

Rockingham will get the first look at South African marquee Wilhelm Steenkamp in blue, with the lock set to gain a start, and fellow new recruits Zack Holmes, Ian Prior, Luke Morahan, Ryan Louwrens, Marcel Brache and Brynard Stander also named to take part.

The match also marks the return from long-term injuries of Kyle Godwin and Nathan Charles.

Tickets for the match are available at the gate. Children under 18 admitted free, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

Western Force squad: Robbie Abel, Chris Alcock, Phoenix Battye, Marcel Brache, Nathan Charles, Angus Cottrell, Pek Cowan, Nick Cummins, Patrick Dellit, Sias Ebersohn, Tetera Faulkner, Kyle Godwin, Richard Hardwick (RugbyWA Academy), Jayden Hayward, Matt Hodgson (c), Zack Holmes, Ollie Hoskins, Dillyn Leyds, Kieran Longbottom, Ryan Louwrens, Alby Mathewson, Ben McCalman, Luke Morahan, Ian Prior, Junior Rasolea, Dylan Sage, Brynard Stander, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Ed Stubbs, Heath Tessmann, Corey Thomas (RugbyWA Academy), Chris Tuatara-Morrison, Rory Walton and Sam Wykes.