Dunning feels the Force
Wallabies prop moves across Australia to join Western Force
Last Updated: 15/06/09 10:55am
Dunning: Joining the Force
Australia international Matt Dunning has agreed to a switch in Super 14 teams after signing with Western Force from the NSW Waratahs.
Dunning had to sit out the entire Super 14 season due to an Achilles tendon injury, but he will be back in action for next year - in a new team.
After spending nine years with the Waratahs, Wallabies prop Dunning will now move across the country to Western Australia to play for the Force.
"I'm really looking to forward to the opportunity to be involved with a new team," Dunning said in a statement.
"For a new team, the Force has been very successful. You need only look at the Wallabies squad now and they've got quite a few young guys coming through."
Dunning has penned a two-year deal with the Force and the team's general manager, Mitch Hardy, said he would be welcome addition to the squad.
"Matt is a very experienced tighthead prop and a player who has been an integral part of the Wallabies for a number of years," Hardy said.
"He's been involved in two World Cups and has spearheaded a very good Waratahs scrum for the best part of a decade."