A youthful Emirates Western Force side has succumbed to a full-strength Stormers outfit 54-12 in the first of their Neo Africa Tri-series trial matches at Newlands in Cape Town.
There won’t be any spectators come match day, that’s the message from Emirates Western Force Coach John Mitchell as his side prepares for two trials against the Stormers and Sharks in the inaugural Neo Africa Tri-series in Cape Town.
Emirates Western Force flanker Matt Hodgson had an incredible 2009 and now he's feeling even better physically and ready to build on that in the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season.
Emirates Western Force Captain Nathan Sharpe expects the club’s new look squad to benefit both on and off the field as they take part in the Neo Africa Tri-series in Cape Town starting on Saturday 23 January.
Emirates Western Force centre Ryan Cross is excited ahead of the 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season with the squad the Force has and is looking forward to getting to know his new teammates in South Africa.
The Emirates Western Force will take their next step in preparation for the 2010 Super 14 season with a Tri-series in Cape Town against the Stormers and Sharks.
Mon 11th Jan: Theme of this week's training is similar to last week, although this week we are going to step up the contact. We got straight into it on Monday afternoon.
As only fate would have it new Emirates Western Force flyhalf Andre Pretorius' first game in ocean blue will be back in South Africa and the World Cup winner is looking forward to seeing what it's like.
The Emirates Western Force heads to South Africa for two trial matches with coach John Mitchell having nobody locked in to start any positions for the Investec Bank Super 14 season.
Ben Whittaker did well as he became the third Emirates Western Force hooker to start this Super 14 season, but all he wants now is to be part of a winning team against the Stormers on Good Friday.