Is Matt O’Connor a Force to be reckoned with?

English Premiership club Leicester have rubbished reports claiming their Australian head coach, Matt O’Connor, could quit to take charge of Western Force. O’Connor is believed to be high on the Perth-based franchise’s wanted list as they look for a new coach following the sacking of Richard Graham in April. However, the Tigers insist O’Connor, who … [Read the full story]

There’s a thief at the Force…wages must be shit

Western Force are an organisation released from purgatory after having spent most of the last year knowing there was a thief in its ranks. Since early last season, the Perth-based Super Rugby club has been beset by a string of low-grade robberies, thefts at first on such a small scale – $10 here, $20 there, … [Read the full story]

Matt Hodgson takes over David Pocock for Western Force

Western Force coach Richard Graham was able to name an all-Wallabies backrow despite losing star flanker David Pocock for Saturday’s home Super Rugby clash with the Blues. With Pocock likely to miss six weeks with a knee injury, Matt Hodgson will take over his No.7 jersey with Richard Brown lining up at blindside flanker and … [Read the full story]

Western Force want Matt Brandon

Western Force Coach Richard Graham has moved to bolster the club’s Super Rugby backs by offering a short term deal to Queensland fly half Matt Brandon. The 24 year-old arrived in Perth on Tuesday morning and trained that afternoon. Brandon will have a few more opportunities to familiarise himself with the game plan on Thursday … [Read the full story]

Western Force coaching staff are the key to success

26-year-old Cameron Shepherd is full of praise for new Western Force head coach Richard Graham and his assistants, but in particular Charlie Higgins, the new strength and conditioning coach. Shepherd said Western Force’s pre-season training had been ruthless and tough, but results were already showing. “Speaking from my own experience, it’s been really refreshing,” Shepherd … [Read the full story]