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Western Force 2017

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, May 17, 2016.

  1. RugbyReg George Gregan (70)

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    Updated Squad list. Let me know what I've missed:

    Hookers:

    Props
    Tetera Faulkner - 2017
    Jermaine Ainsley - 2018
    Pek Cowan - 2018
    Francois van Wyk - 2017
    Ben Daley - From Reds - to end ?

    Locks
    Ross Haylett-Petty - 2017
    Adam Coleman - ?

    Backrow
    Brynard Stander - 2017
    Matt Hodgson- 2017
    Ben McCalman - 2018

    Scrumhalf
    Ian Prior - 2017
    Ryan Louwrens - 2017

    Flyhalf
    Jono Lance - 2017
    Peter Grant - 2017

    Centres
    Ben Tapuai - 2017
    Bill Meakes - ?? (From Gloucester)
    Luke Burton - 2017

    Wings
    Marcel Brache - 2017
    Semisi Masirewa -
    Luke Morahan -

    Fullbacks
    Dane Haylett-Petty - 2017

    TBC:
    Richard Hardwick (Flanker - WTG)
    Brad Lacey ??
    Kane Koteka (Flanker - EPS) ??
    Albert Nikoro 2016
    Alby Mathewson 2016 (Foreign Marquee - Back to NZL?)
    Angus Cottrell (Flanker) 2016
    Chris Alcock (Flanker) 2016 - Believed Brumby Bound
    Chris Heiberg 2016
    Kyle Godwin 2016 - Believed Brumby Bound
    Nathan Charles (Hooker) 2016
    Heath Tessman (Hooker) 2016
    Harry Scoble (Hooker - WTG)
    Anaru Rangi (Hooker - short term)
    Matthew Philip (Lock - Short term)
    Tom Sexton (Hooker - EPS)
    Guy Miller (Prop - EPS)
    Ammon Matuauto (Centre - EPS)

    Confirmed Departing:
    Steve Mafi - to Castres
    Ollie Hoskins - to London Irish
    Junior Rasolea - to Edniburgh
    Rory Walton - to Carcassonne
    Michael Foley - Released from Coaching duties




    Edit: Pek Cowan and Jermaine Ainsley both signed on until 2018.
    Edit: Updated to 18 July 2016

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/article/cowan-and-ainsley-ink-new-deals-2018
  2. Slim 293 Tim Horan (67)

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    There's been mutterings in other threads that Godwin will be a the Brumbies next year...
  3. GaffaCHinO Greg Davis (50)

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    ^^won't happen bit if it does I'm done with both the Force and the ARU
    Bobby Sands and RugbyReg like this.
  4. topgun Watty Friend (18)

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    Isn't Walton confirmed to Japan? Also what is the status of Richie Arnold?
  5. TOCC Jason Little (69)

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    Oldie Hoskins to London Irish
    Rasolea to Edinburgh
    Rory Walton to Carcassonnase

    Guy Millar is rumoured to be heading to the Highlanders.
  6. MACCA Alex Ross (28)

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    any whispers about a coach?
  7. topgun Watty Friend (18)

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    Force should look to sign Tom Staniforth from the Brumbies and chase a 10 and a bollocking winger. absolute Rort that Brumbies snagged Jooste. If you got a decent backs coach in with the new HC maybe Digby Ioane?

    You've had to put up with Marcel Brache for so long, he's like playing with a red card from the first minute.
    It's a shame that it's kind of a drag for players to move to Perth, kind of hoses down the opportunity to sign the odd league player.
  8. topgun Watty Friend (18)

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    also worth mentioning is that the Force seem to fight the good fight and stay in touch with most teams in the first 50 minutes of everymatch and as soon as the bench comes on: RIP. leaks like a sieve, attack turns to goop. So it's more of a depth issue than talent in the end.
  9. Forcefield Desmond Connor (43)

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    Adam Coleman signed a one year deal didn't he.

    There have been mutterings in Force circles that the Brumbies are a bunch of %&#@! ☺
  10. Moono74 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Why stop there..they're all against us...all those other Straylians!

    What about Masirewa, he'd bee on a 2 year development contract so should be around in 2017. Hasn't quite delivered like I thought he might :(
  11. The_Brown_Hornet Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Got an email from Mark Sinderberry this evening, as I'm sure all other members did, hinting at some changes in the club in the coming weeks. I'll be interested to see what those are, but he did mention that the ARU is committed to the health of the club in the long term. We'll see I guess.
  12. Forcefield Desmond Connor (43)

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    I think we really, really need to win the NRC.

    We used it to develop players and I have been fine with that in the past- arguably we might not have seen guys like Harry Scoble, Ross HP, Jermaine Ainsley, etc get a run at Super Rugby level without getting some game time at NRC level. But now it is time for some much needed positivity.
  13. topgun Watty Friend (18)

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    Gave it some thought, The force could do worse than chase Dave McDuling and Lachie Turner. The Rebels have a huge surplus of talented backline options that surely are itching for some game time. Cam Crawford, Dom Shipperly and Tamati Ellison are all of contract in 2017.
  14. Lindommer Mark Ella (57)

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    You'd have to check the lengths of their contracts at the Sharks and Exeter, respectively.
  15. topgun Watty Friend (18)

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    Didn't know lachie had been picked up by exeter, I thought he just had that short stint with Toulon. Surely Mcduling would rather be in Aus he hasn't played a single minute of rugby for Durban this season
  16. Shaker Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Millar to Highlanders, Godwin to the Brumbies. Expect anyone off contract to go besides maybe Cottrell, Morahan and probably Heath Tessmann. Hard for the club to sign anyone while the transition of ownership is happening.

    I also think we'll have an entirely new coaching staff next season.
  17. farva Ron Walden (29)

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    Is that confirmed or just speculation re Millar and Godwin?
  18. Shaker Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Millar 99% done. Godwin is a guess.
  19. Paty305 Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    He's been playing Currie Cup, I think he's played 8 or 9 games for Natal.
  20. Mr Pilfer Herbert Moran (7)

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    1. QLD have signed Houston so the Force should be targeting Browning, Shatz etc for more backrow depth (cottrell has not really progressed at #6 this year)

    2. NSW have signed Naiyavoro so the Force should be targeting their wingers. Plus the Rebels seem to have a surplus of outside backs that should be targeted.

    3. There are probably a lot of players in the 7's squad that will be looking for a change after the Olympics so the Force should target some of these.

    4. It would be nice if the Force managed to lure some overseas players back. Longbottom, Timani, Pyle etc.

    Of course all these things won't happen with no money. If the Force had a higher salary cap (living away from home allowance) then they could attract these players with more game time and more money.

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