Emirates Western Force flanker David Pocock will miss at least the next six weeks after rupturing a tendon in the middle finger of his left hand against the Brumbies in the opening round of the season last Friday night.
The Emirates Western Force and major partner, MBF, a leading Australian health insurer, today launched the ‘MBF Force Express’ at Aranmore Catholic Primary School in Leederville.
James O'Connor might have played well on Friday against the Brumbies, but he was disappointed in a missed penalty kick and will keep working on improving his game in whatever position he's asked to play.
Pek Cowan has now played a grand total of one Super 14 match for the Emirates Western Force as hooker and is confident that he will keep improving as he gets used to the new role.
A string of injuries crippled the Emirates Western Force's backline for the season-opening loss to the Brumbies, but coach John Mitchell saw enough to give him plenty to work with going forward.
The Emirates Western Force put in a brave showing to start the Investec Bank Super 14 season at ME Bank Stadium with James O'Connor brilliant, but his hot boot couldn't prevent the Brumbies taking all the spoils with a nine-point win.
New Emirates Western Force prop Nic Henderson can't wait to take on his former side this Friday night and is especially pumped to do battle with Brumbies prop Guy Shepherdson.
Mon 25th Jan: Stirring victory for the backs to start the Captain’s Run with Mitch Hardy (our team manager), who was making up the numbers, showing a good turn of speed to score the winning try. The Captain’s Run went well; it ran very fluently for pre-season run. The boys are focused.
Five players will run out for the Emirates Western Force for the first time on Friday with Pek Cowan looking to have an impact at hooker and Mark Bartholomeusz to prove his worth at flyhalf against the highly-fancied Brumbies.