Western Force

Western Force is a rugby union team from the Australian city of Perth. She plays in the international Super 14 League. The home games are played at Members Equity Stadium.

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The team took first in 2006 at the Super 14 in part and finished last. The following year, could be improved to seventh place. Coach is former All Blacks coach John Mitchell. Despite their short history the team has more than 20,000 members, most in the Super 14

Back in 2002 there were the first efforts to establish another Australian team in the league. The contract was awarded to the Regional Association of Western Australia, who was able to prevail against the from Victoria. After the first disappointing season of financially strong association, however, high-profile players such as Matt Giteau was standing that has the highest paid Australian rugby player, Drew Mitchell and commit.


Current squad

The squad for the 2009 season:


  • Paul Alo -Emile
  • Pekahau Cowan
  • Matt Dunning
  • Tim Fairbrother
  • Kieran Longbottom


  • Nathan Charles
  • Siliva Siliva
  • Ben Whittaker

Second - row players

  • Phoenix Battye
  • Tom Hockings
  • Nathan Sharpe ( c )
  • Sam Wykes


  • Richard Brown
  • Matt Hodgson
  • Jono Jenkins
  • Tevita Metuisela
  • Ben McCalman
  • David Pocock

Scrum half


  • Mark Bartholomeusz
  • Willie Ripia

Indoor Three Quarter

  • Gene Fairbanks
  • Mitch Inman
  • Rory Sidey

Outer three-quarters

  • Nick Cummins
  • Alfie Mafi
  • Cameron Shepherd
  • David Smith

Final Men

  • Pat Dellit
  • James O'Connor

Well-known former players

  • Brendan Cannon
  • Scott Fava
  • Matt Giteau
  • Digby Ioane
  • Drew Mitchell
  • John Welborn


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