Force announce squad for Asia tour
The Western Force have announced their squad to tour Japan before they head into their third Global Rapid Rugby Asia Showcase series clash against the Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore.
Head coach Tim Sampson said the 25-man touring squad is looking forward to the challenge of playing against quality opposition overseas.
“After starting the season three from three and for the most part playing at a level we are satisfied with, we are looking forward to hitting the road and playing overseas against quality opposition,” Sampson said.
“With giving the majority of our squad the opportunity throughout the first three fixtures and then to perform the way we did, it highlights the quality we have within the squad.
“Chris Alcock and Andrew Ready will come back into the squad for the trip and Ian Prior will join us next week in Tokyo after the impending birth of he and wife Lizzie’s first child.”
While the team is on tour, youngsters Carlo Tizzano and Michael McDonald will be also be hitting the road with the Junior Wallabies U20’s camp.
“After performing well for us on debut last week, we wish Michael McDonald and Carlo Tizzano the very best as they attend the Junior Wallabies U20’s camp commencing on Thursday,” Sampson said.
Full Tour Squad
|Andrew Ready||AJ Alatimu|
|Brad Lacey||Brynard Stander|
|Chris Alcock||Chris Heiberg|
|Clay Uyen||Harrison Lloyd|
|Heath Tessmann||Henry Stowers|
|Henry Taefu||Issak Fines|
|Ian Prior||Jeremy Thrush|
|Jack McGregor||Kieran Longbottom|
|Johan Bardoul||Marcel Brache|
|Leon Power||Rod Davies|
|Masivesi Dakuwaqa||Tevin Ferris|
|Rodney Iona||Markus Vanzati|