Prev Game: Super Rugby Fri 11th Jul

prev game - Western Force
team 1 score team 2
Brumbies 47 - 25 Western Force

Western Force preview 2013

By Tony Curtis - Follow me on Twitter @SkysportsTC.   Last Updated: 12/02/13 9:13am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

It is the dawn of a new era at the Western Force as they look to put last season's troubles behind them.

Michael Foley has come in from the Waratahs and he inherits a side that recorded just three wins and scored only 30 tries all season. In fact only the Lions had a worse record and spared them the humiliation of finishing bottom.

The club were not helped by Richard Graham's departure mid-season, following his ill-timed announcement he would be teaming up with the Reds for 2013 campaign.

That has led to wholesale changes within the club, with David Pocock, Nathan Sharpe, Cameron Shepherd, David Harvey, James Stannard and Napolioni Nalaga among those who left at the end of the season.

However that has given Foley an almost blank canvas to work with - and there is a feeling in Perth that they could be the dark horses this year.

Alby Mathewson, Chris Alcock, Hugh McMeniman, Jayden Hayward and Sias Ebersohn are among the host of new faces at the club, while a favourable schedule gives them the ideal chance to get off to a flying start.

  • Share:


Super Rugby 2013

Benji Marshall: In talks with Auckland Blues

Marshall confirms Blues talks

Rugby League star Benji Marshall has confirmed he has begun talks with Super Rugby franchise Auckland Blues.

Gareth Delve: Led the Rebels out for the final time on Friday

Delve - Best years of my life

Outgoing Melbourne Rebels captain Gareth Delve admits he has enjoyed the best years of his life with the franchise.

Hugh McMeniman returns to the Force starting XV after a nine-week injury lay-off

Force v Waratahs: Teams

Western Force have made three changes to their squad ahead of Sunday's Super Rugby clash with rivals Waratahs in Perth.

Most Popular


The Off Load

The Off Load

Rupert Cox reviews the weekend's rugby including another win for New Zealand and a loss for Toulouse.

English Rose

English Rose

The values of English rugby were underlined on Monday as they launched their new kit in association with Canterbury.

Mental edge

Mental edge

Thinus Delport, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh and Gonzalo Camacho react to the Rugby Championship