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.
James O'Connor might only be 19 years of age and still yet to find his preferred position, but the young star already wants to become an on-field leader at the Emirates Western Force in 2010.
The Emirates Western Force will launch the start of their 2010 Investec Bank Super 14 season in style with their annual lunch at the Burswood Entertainment Complex on Wednesday 10 February.
Emirates Western Force back Sam Harris blogs exclusively for www.westernforce.com. This week Sam gives an insight into training with new assistant Richard Graham and the return of the 2009 Wallabies.
Star Emirates Western Force flanker David Pocock's thumb is well on the mend and he's looking forward to kicking off in Super 14 action where he left off against Wales for the Wallabies.