Force fresh and ready for the Rebels
With the Western Force going head-to-head with the Melbourne Rebels this Friday at AAMI Park in Melbourne, the squad is raring to go following the bye.
Having recently been named in the upcoming Wallabies training camp, lock Sitaleki Timani is enjoying his time back at the Force after returning from France.
“It’s been great, my family and I are loving it over here. I’m really grateful to the Force for the opportunity they have given me,” Timani explained.
“Being named in the Wallabies training squad has been a great surprise and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.
“We’re feeling fresh and confident after the bye last week. We’ve worked on our decision making and we’ll be playing to win on Friday.”
Forwards coach John McKee emphasised the significance of the Round 8 clash.
“We’re focusing on the importance of this match in terms of the table and having an opportunity to get into the top three,” the former Fiji national team coach said.
“We’ve got to be wary of the Rebels kicking and attacking game, so defensively we have to be right on top of things. For us, we need to be patient and work hard to impose ourselves on the game.”