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Force 2023

Equalizer

Alex Ross (28)
New Force signing imminent ?

Loni Uhila
 

GaffaCHinO

Greg Davis (50)
New Force signing imminent ?

Song is guess who's back...

Santiago Medrano
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RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Western Force Japan Tour Squad
* Denotes possible debut
Forwards
Angus Wagner
Patrick Tagg*
Charlie Hancock*
Bo Abra
Sifa Amone*
Feleti Kaitu'u
Jack Winchester
Marley Pearce*
Felix Kalapu*
Ryan McCauley
Luke Callan*
Charlie Connolly*
Nuku Pauta*
Jhy Legg*
Patrick Maka*
Ollie Callan
Ned Slack-smith*
Michael Wells*
Papillon Sevele*

Backs
Ian Prior
Henry Robertson*
Isaac Fines-LeleiwasaMax Burey*
Hamish Stewart*
Gio Lacetuala*
Nick Chan*
George Poolman*
Reece Tapine
Grason Makara
Jake Strachan
Kainoa Gudgeon*
Chase TiaTia*
 

ForceFan

Desmond Connor (43)
Fantastic to have this end of season for some/pre season for others trip to Japan for 2 x games against Urayasu D-Rocks.
Group includes 5 the new recruits, WTG + Force Academy players, plus new pre-season faces from East Coast and WA (including 2022 B&F - Nuku Pauta [Perth Bayswater] and 2022 Most Tries Scorer - Kainoa Gudgeon [Wests Scarborough].

Many players on the road to recovery left back in Perth, on break or yet to arrive in Perth.
(Lloyd, Robertson, Romano, Medrano, Fainga'a, Sankey, Pugh, Williams, Anstee, Koteka, Pasitoa, Hegarty, Kuenzle, Ala, Mataele x 2, Pulu)
 
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Mr Pilfer

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Fantastic to have this end of season for some/pre season for others trip to Japan for 2 x games against Urayasu D-Rocks.
Group includes 5 the new recruits, WTG + Force Academy players, plus new pre-season faces from East Coast and WA (including 2022 B&F - Nuku Pauta [Perth Bayswater] and 2022 Most Tries Scorer - Kainoa Gudgeon [Wests Scarborough].

Many players on the road to recovery left back in Perth, on break or yet to arrive in Perth.
(Lloyd, Robertson, Romano, Medrano, Fainga'a, Sankey, Pugh, Williams, Anstee, Koteka, Pasitoa, Hegarty, Kuenzle, Ala, Mataele x 2, Pulu)
Yes, great way to build some depth and hopefully they uncover some gems in that squad. I liked the look of Poolman last year so keen to see him again. Slack-Smith was very good in the under age team
 

ForceFan

Desmond Connor (43)
Yes, great way to build some depth and hopefully they uncover some gems in that squad. I liked the look of Poolman last year so keen to see him again. Slack-Smith was very good in the under age team
Good to see George Poolman heading off to Japan as he's recovering from lower-leg/ankle surgery but was looking good when I saw him on the sidelines last weekend.

NS-S has been part of a pretty good U19 back row and they'll miss him against the Tahs this weekend.
 

Tazzmania

Fred Wood (13)
Looks like Bryce Hegarty is on his way to join the squad, however, it sounds like he will be carrying an injury.

Added pressure on the S+C team as the injury list already appears to be close to the 14 mark!

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RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
squad confirmed:

PROPS

Angus Wagner, Bo Abra, Charlie Hancock, Santiago Medrano, Tom Robertson, Siosifa Amone, Andrew Romano

"Our front rowers give us mobility around the park and x-factor. Here, we have a diverse age split in players; we've got some experienced players and a next level coming through. They will push each other and create competition in the squad," Cron mentioned.

HOOKERS

Feleti Kaitu'u, Folau Fainga'a, Jack Winchester

"This is a critical specialist position with core roles at set piece time. Folau is a great addition to this group with his power and experience. With Folau, Feleti and Jack, there will be opportunities to compete at training, help guide and grow each other," Cron claimed.

LOCKS

Ryan McCauley, Izack Rodda, Felix Kalapu, Jeremy Williams, Will Sankey.

“Outside of set piece it’s essential our locks excel in the tight. We are looking for dominant ball carriers as well as high tackle and cleanout numbers. We are excited to get Izack back on the field. He brings experience, is a massive human and genuine international lock. Felix is explosive and fast. Combining this with Ryan and Will's strengths we will want them all pushing each other in training," asserted Cron.

BACK ROWERS

Jackson Pugh, Kane Koteka, Michael Wells, Ollie Callan, Tim Anstee, Ned Slack-Smith.

"This is a great group of hard-working, high involvement, loose forwards. We are looking at them to lead the way on both sides of the ball as well as push the tempo at which we play,” Cron highlighted.

SCRUM HALVES

Ian Prior, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, Henry Robertson

"All our halves have their own unique strengths. For us as coaches it is about growing their game and looking to add even more strings to their bow. Game management and triple threats define great 9s. The three of them will bounce off each other and we are excited to be working with them,” affirmed Cron.

INSIDE BACKS

Bayley Kuenzle, Bryce Hegarty, Grason Makara, Hamish Stewart, Reesjan Pasitoa, George Poolman, Oliver Cummins

"The addition of Hamish and Bryce brings additional experience in big moments. There are plenty of combinations making themselves known, all exciting options. The recent Japan tour gave us a good look at some of their strengths," stated Cron.

OUTSIDE BACKS

Chase Tiatia, Daniel Ala, Jake Strachan, Manasa Mataele, Toni Pulu, Reece Tapine, Rupeni Mataele

"Chase is extremely skilful and a brilliant communicator, so a great addition to our squad. Manasa, Toni and Jake have all shown how much of a threat they can be with the ball in hand so it’s an opportunity for Reece, Daniel and Rupeni to push them in pre-season,” said Cron

Force Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Simon Cron

Forwards Coach: Jimmy Duffy

Backs Coach: Mark Ozich

Defence Coach: Will Eggleston
 
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