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Western Force 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Placid's rediscovered love of rugby sparks try-scoring form for Force

    Emma Greenwood - Emma Greenwood - 23 Oct 2019

    Jonah Placid has found his fit at the Western Force after rediscovering his love of rugby.

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  2. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Western Force owner and passionate Western Australian Andrew Forrest will make an announcement that should encourage other proud West Aussies to attend the National Rugby Championship Grand Final and support their state team.
    Force captain Andrew Deegan and Canberra Vikings captain Darcy Swain will also be available to discuss the match at the conclusion of the Force’s final training session.


    When: TODAY. Friday, October 25.
    Vision opportunity of the Captain's Run from 9:45am with interviews from 10:15am.
    Where: UWA Sports Park, Mt Claremont. In front of the UWA Rugby Club.
  3. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Great to see the WF local players getting behind a fantastic cause.

  4. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    YOUNGSTERS DOMINATE FORCE AWARDS
    November 15, 2019

    The Western Force has recognised its most consistent players of 2019 at the annual Nathan Sharpe Medal awards dinner.
    The Sharpe Medal for the overall Player of the Year was won by talented scrum-half, Issak Fines.
    The 24-year-old scored 327 votes to win a close count from Andrew Deegan (315) and Fergus Lee-Warner (307).


    2019 Nathan Sharpe Medal Dinner – Award Winners

    Nathan Sharpe Medal: Issak Fines
    NRC Player of the Year: Henry Stowers
    Members’ MVP: Carlo Tizzano
    Matt Hodgson Rising Star: Fergus Lee-Warner
    Geoffrey Stooke Force Man Award: Chris Heiberg

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  5. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Congratulations to all the award winners. All very well deserved.

    I thought Fines, Deegan, Lee-Warner, Stowers and Lloyd all had stand out years, and I'm confident that those going to Super clubs in 2020 will make their presence felt.
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  6. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Marcel Brache with some memories from the 2019 RWC.

  7. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Best wishes for a Joyous Christmas to all G&GRers.



    If nothing else this video is proof that this squad will take in anything as a team!
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  8. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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  9. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Thank you Minderoo/Andrew Forest for maintaining a professional rugby union team in WA during 2019.

    We saw games against:
    World XV (coached by Robbie Deans)
    South China Tigers x 2
    Asia Pacific Dragons x 2
    Sanix Blues
    Japan A Wolfpack
    Fijian Latua x 2
    Kagifa Samoa x 2
    Malaysia Valke
    Ikale Tahi Tonga
    Qld Country
    Fijian Drua
    Melb Rising
    Sydney Rams
    NSW Country
    Brisbane City x 2
    Canberra Vikings x 2

    The lads (and many Sea of Blue) travelled to Fukuoka, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Suva x 2, Brisbane, Nukuʻalofa, Port Macquarie, Sydney.

    Won 19 of 22 games played (86%).
    (Defeated by Japan A Wolfpack 51:38; Ikale Tahi Tonga 19:15 and NSW Country 38:24).

    Outscored the opposition 508:247 in the 2 x Showcase Series and International Games (13 games. Av 39 pts/game).
    Outscored the opposition 387:250 in the NRC (9 games. Av 43 pts/game).
    Brought home the NRC Toast Rack.

    Thanks for the memories.
    Thanks for the travel destinations.
    Thanks for creating so many opportunities for WA based players to develop their skills at a higher level.

    Best wishes for success on all fronts in 2020.
    Looking forward to the 1st Global Rapid Rugby season and a chance to keep the Toast Rack in the West.

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