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Western Force 2024


Arch Winning (36)
Where did Dolly play his rugby in Sydney?

The least of the mungo's worries are extramarital affairs - the code's disgraceful track record with DV needs to be called out, as their compliant press seem to be able to smother it in clever ways.


Andrew Slack (58)
Very interested to see what this team can do for the rest of the year with Carter, Rodda and Beale on the park, plus those other signings.

They are going to shock some teams


Arch Winning (36)
Yes I think they are going to cause a few teams (waratahs especially!) some headaches. Hopefully its just the kiwi teams. They are playing with some passion and purpose but these slow starts each season are a killer.
Going by the last few seasons, 23 points needed to make the 8. With only 1 point separating force and saders, they are still on a knife edge.
Go Rebels next week.

Mr Pilfer

Bob Loudon (25)
Force could get in top 8 after this week if they can beat highlanders which they should. Drua and Moana play each other and tahs have chiefs. Then force have 3 of last 4 games at home and injuries coming back


Tom Lawton (22)
And for some positive rugby news:

Hodgson & Goodman elevated into new roles in HP re-structure

The Western Force today announces the following changes to the Club’s High Performance team.

Matt Hodgson will elevate from his role of general manager of rugby into the newly created position as director of strategic projects.

The new position is part of the Force’s ambition to create a world class rugby program with state-of-the-art facilities and long-term vision to be the leaders in Australian rugby.

Force CEO Niamh O’Connor said: “I’ll work closely with Matt in his new role, managing and assisting various projects, as well as undertaking the key role of ensuring a future pipeline of project funding opportunities are identified, managed and completed with success.”

Hodgson is a well-known Club legend at the Force, playing 140 times for the Club during his playing career from 2006 to 2017 before the 11-cap Wallaby moved into administrative roles with the organization where he’s been a critical influence.

Chris Goodman has been promoted to the vacant general manager of rugby role, moving up from the Club’s general manager of Academy position.

O’Connor said: “Chris has been with the Force for almost three years now and during this time he has shown commitment and dedication to his role as GM of Academy. We look forward to seeing him bring his knowledge and experience to his new role.”

Goodman joined the Force in 2021, having previously spent six years working with the Crusaders Academy, while he also has previous experience with Tasman Rugby Union.

Hodgson and Goodman have both commenced in their new positions.


Arch Winning (36)
For once in Australian rugby, the Force have a long term vision to build a powerhouse club that connected with its immediate winder international region.
Hard to believe they are last on the table...


John Eales (66)
How long are Carter/Rodda/Williams sticking around for? Is Carter just here for a month or two, a pay packet and a sausage roll?


Michael Lynagh (62)
How long are Carter/Rodda/Williams sticking around for? Is Carter just here for a month or two, a pay packet and a sausage roll?
Not sure on Carter though it was probably a single seaosn contract. Rodda and Williams are both off contract at the end of the season at this stage, but I imagine they are top priority re-signings for the Force.

Not sure they desperately need to hang onto Carter if they've got a lock unit of Rodda, Swain, Williams and Kalapu, though he might eb nice experience to keep around. Would probably push Faifua out of the squad though, unless they see him as a genuine option at 6.