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Western Force 2019

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

  1. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Bit of a gathering in Japan.
    4 members of the WF Team of the Decade (2006 - 2015) (PK, KB, SW & MH)
    2 Inaugural Team Members with the most SR caps played for the WF (MH - 140 & PK - 129)
    Total number of caps for Western Force - 502 (SW - 87; HT - 77; KB 69)
    21 Wallabies caps: MH - 11 & PK - 10.

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  2. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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  3. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Half Time: Wolfpack 30:10 Western Force

    Full Time: Wolfpack 51:38 Western Force

    WF Tries to: Rod Davies, Brad Lacey, Tevin Ferris, Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Marcel Brache (2).

    Playing normal rules.
    Good points so obviously both teams there for the sake of promoting rugby.
    Hopefully get some highlights and look forward to the match report.

    Good hitout for the WF prior to the game against the APDs in Singapore next Sunday, 5 May.

    This pre-game pic shows the main stand as being filled to about the same extent.

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  4. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Thanks lads.

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  5. SteveWA Herbert Moran (7)

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  6. Shaker Ron Walden (29)

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    Both WA players starting for the Aussie U20s, McDonald is captain for the game.
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  7. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Well done lads.
    Asia Showcase trophy in the cabinet and $50k to community rugby in WA.
  8. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Deegs coming back for this Saturday's game at Lautoka :)

  9. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Isaak Fines & Henry Taefu - WF Toyota Torque #5 2019.

  10. VassMan Fred Wood (13)

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    I hate the West Australian Newspaper. Completely forgot about the Western Force in this article. Also in the sport section, small article on the win last night but then a full page of rugby league.

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  11. VassMan Fred Wood (13)

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  12. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    The joys, or otherwise, of being invaded by Russians.
  13. Forceright Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Force unleash Rocket for Ballymore blitz
    June 13, 2019
    Australian Sevens representative and former Queensland Reds speedster, ‘Rocket’ Rod Davies, will be back in familiar territory on Saturday when he lines up on the wing for the Western Force as they tackle Kagifa Samoa at Ballymore.

    Davies is a hero in his home state having helped the Reds claim the 2011 Super Rugby Championship and will be a key cog in the Western Force starting XV for Global Rapid Rugby’s first match in the sunshine state.

    Davies was born in Rockhampton and played six seasons for the Reds, including the drought breaking 2011 title. After a two try effort from the bench against the Samoan’s in Perth a fortnight ago, Davies has been brought into the run-on side and will line up on the wing.

    The capped former Wallaby will be playing opposite Fijian heavyweight Masivesi Dakuwaqa who’s fierce attacking style and speed proved to be a weapon against the tough-tackling Kagifa Samoa side in the club’s first meeting.

    Another familiar face returning to his home state for the match is hooker Andrew Ready. After making the switch to join the Western Force in the off-season, Ready has been an important part of the club’s 2019 Showcase Series that has seen them claim the Asia Showcase title, while they are neck and neck with Fijian Latui in the race for the Pacific Series.

    Ready makes his return to the match-day 23 after recovering from a groin injury. Coach Tim Sampson has made a number of changes to his front row with Feleti Kaitu’u and Kieran Longbottom returning to the run-on side.

    Fan favourite Brynard Stander has swapped back into the starting position with Nedlands Tevin Ferris moving to reserves.

    With Henry Taefu unavailable for selection with a rib injury, Samoan international, Rodney Iona, will hope to make an impactful display after being handed the opportunity to start at inside centre after having limited minutes so far this season.

    Starting from bench, 21-year-old lock Ben Grant will add fresh energy to the forward pack and is expected to have a forceful impact on the game. UWA Rugby’s Rory O’Sullivan has once again been called up to the reserve bench to support playmaker Issak Fines at scrumhalf.

    In: Andrew Ready, Ben Grant

    Out: Heath Tessmann, Leon Power

    Full Team:
    1. Harrison Lloyd, 2. Feleti Kaitu’u, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Johan Bardoul, 5. Fergus Lee-Warner, 6. Henry Stowers, 7. Chris Alcock, 8. Brynard Stander, 9. Issak Fines, 10. AJ Alatimu, 11. Rod Davies, 12. Rodney Iona, 13. Marcel Brache, 14. Masivesi Dakuwaqa, 15. Jack McGregor. RESERVES: 16. Andrew Ready, 17. Markus Vanzati, 18. Tom Sheminant, 19. Ben Grant, 20. Tevin Ferris, 21. Rory O’Sullivan, 22. Andrew Deegan, 23. Clay Uyen.

    Watch the game LIVE on Sat 15:30 AEST / 13:30 AWST, on SBS Viceland, SBS On Demand, Kayo Sports and on FOX Sports Aus (503).
  14. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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  15. Forceright Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Am looking forward to the new signings to bolster the squad post World Cup, that’s for sure! There’s gonna be a lot of player movement from interested parties.
  16. RugbyReg Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Placid is exactly the type of player I’d hoped the Force would grab. Hopefully he still has lots to offer. And this is a good place to show it. I wonder if there are implications around what Deegan or McGregor are doing. Have they been signed for next year?
  17. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    A few players moving to elsewhere:
    Leon Power - Retired (Wollongong)
    Michael McDonald - Waratahs Academy
    Harrison Orr - NSW (foot/ankle niggling issues)
    Clay Uyen - France (Valence Romans)
  18. The Honey Badger Jim Lenehan (48)

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    What position does McDonald play? How old is he? Is he any good?
  19. ForceFan Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    G'day HB.
    Michael McDonald, has an Irish background, is a good young SH (played for Palmyra) and a fine young man who got his debut with the WF in GRR this year and did well.
    Big ticker, strong tackler, excellent skills set.
    He was also selected in the U20s squad for Argentina and apart from his too frequent YCs played very well including in the Final.
    I assume he's been wooed East as he sits behind Prior and Fines with the WF and the numerous changes at the Tahs. WF also asked young Cory O'Sullivan to step up from Club Rugby (UWA) this year and he rewarded the club with a great try against Fifi in the last match of the Pacific Showcase.
    The exposure will be good for Michael McDonald and hopefully GRR will see him back as both it and Michael develops into something bigger/better.

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  20. The Honey Badger Jim Lenehan (48)

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    I did see him in the U20 final and yes he is a talent.

    With Phipps moving on, Tahs probably looking for another 9.

    Would have thought Grant (Easts) might have been close to getting a gig at the Tahs

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