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Force field spot goes to Brache
Marcel Brache. Pic: Getty Images

Western Force's South African recruit, centre Marcel Brache, makes his run-on debut in tomorrow night's clash with the Waratahs at nib Stadium while Chris Tuatara-Morrison has been named on the reserves bench.

Brache came off the bench in the 32-29 win over Queensland when Junior Rasolea broke his arm, while Tuatara-Morrison is likely to make his first appearance since signing for the Force two years ago after a stalled rugby league career.

They are the only changes to the side that has won four consecutive matches.

Meanwhile, full-back Israel Folau, who destroyed the Force with a hat-trick of tries in the Waratahs' first-round 43-21 win, has recovered from a throat injury and will start the game.

Force captain Matt Hodgson said his side needed to play smarter rugby against Folau this time but warned there were plenty of other threats to contend with.

"When you look at their side you've got to track Kurtley (Beale), you've got to track Adam Ashley-Cooper and Israel," Hodgson said.

"They've got players all over the park.

"We're not focusing on who they run at us but where they run at us.

"We were not happy with round one. We were not happy with our variation in attack and the way we defended.

"We've changed a lot of that and the way we're playing both in the forwards and the backs.

"We're playing more as a 15 than two sub-units."

The huge Waratahs pack bullied the Stormers forwards in their 22-11 win last Saturday and the Force will need to muscle up to combat their size and strength.

"They've got a big pack but we are playing well as a forward unit," Hodgson said.

"We've got a few plans in place to combat their big units.

"We've looked at ways of making them run around the pitch."

·Waratahs coach Michael Cheika will appear before a SANZAR judiciary hearing on Wednesday over his alleged sideline confrontation with a television cameraman during the clash with the Sharks in Durban last month.

The West Australian

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