Western Force have confirmed four of their five extended playing squad members for the 2013 season.
Hooker James Hilterbrand, lock Rory Walton and scrum-half Mick Snowden have been snapped up by the Perth-based franchise, while prop Salesi Manu has agreed a new deal after making eight appearances last season.
Head coach Michael Foley said: "These players continue our recruitment of the best up-and-coming talent available.
"They have all shown their ability and consistency across a variety of levels of club and representative football and we're keen to continue their development within our rugby program.
"Past seasons have shown that the majority of EPS players invariably get their opportunity at this level and we've looked to sign players that are not only capable of competing at this level but are hungry for that opportunity and keen to continue pushing themselves when they receive it."