Force aiming for clinical performance against the Rebels
The Western Force go to battle against the Melbourne Rebels tomorrow night at AAMI Park in what is a crucial Round 8 Super Rugby AU match for both sides in their bid for a place in the finals.
With a number of changes made to the starting 15 that played the ACT Brumbies a fortnight ago, head coach Tim Sampson is expecting a polished display from his team.
“The players that have come in deserve this opportunity. They’ve been training exceptionally well,” Sampson said.
“With Miotti coming in and having his Argentinian teammate Tomás (Cubelli) alongside him at halfback is really important and I’m sure Tomás will be a calming influence for him.
“Their combination is international quality, they’ve played a lot of footy together, so hopefully we see a clean and classy performance.”
Returning from injury this week, homegrown star Kyle Godwin cannot wait to lead the team against the Rebels.
“It’s an absolute honour to represent the Western Force for the first time as captain. It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to leading the team as best I can,” the capped Wallaby explained.
“We need to be clinical with our performance. We need to match them physically and be prepared in our own roles.
“We’ve come to the crunch end of the season and for us every game is like a final.”
The Western Force take on the Melbourne Rebels tomorrow night in Melbourne at AAMI Park, April 9 at 5:45pm AWST.