The Emirates Western Force will be heavily relying on Chris O'Young and Pat O'Connor if it is to score a win over the Blues at Subiaco Oval on Friday to start the Super 14 season.
Injury has struck the Emirates Western Force ahead of the Super 14 season opener on Friday against the Blues in Perth but coach John Mitchell is confident of making a positive start.
Emirates Western Force Head Coach John Mitchell has announced his team for Friday night’s Investec Super 14 season opener against the Blues at Subiaco Oval.
The Emirates Western Force will join with the Australian Rugby Union and fellow Australian provinces in collecting money for the Victorian bushfire victims during round one of the Investec Super 14.
RugbyWA Chairman Geoff Stooke has prepared the following statement in relation to the Anderson Report on the inquiry into Emirates Western Force Coach John Mitchell.
The Emirates Western Force surrendered a 19-0 lead early in the second half to fall 22-19 to the Queensland Reds at Ballymore tonight.
Emirates Western Force recruit Josh Valentine has been ruled out of tonight’s final pre-season clash with the Queensland Reds with a hamstring strain.
Emirates Western Force coach John Mitchell will field as close to his strongest side as possible this Thursday in the final trial match against the Reds before the Super 14 season begins.
The Emirates Western Force hope the addition of tighthead prop Ben Castle can give it the edge in the 2009 Super 14 season, especially against rival Australian teams.
Former Junior All Black and Chiefs prop Ben Castle has signed with the Emirates Western Force for the 2009 season as the team’s marquee international player.