Lacey Excited to be back
Despite missing much of the NRC season due to injury, Brad Lacey is excited to be back on the paddock after playing in the starting XV against the Melbourne Rising over the weekend.
“Being on the sideline and being injured is not a good thing but when the team is going well you are not worried about that you are more focused on the team,” he said.
“We are a very team-oriented place, we have a great culture, if someone is playing good you just have to back them and train just as hard to get back in but I was fortunate enough to get a run on the bench and then last week my debut starter game.”
The 24-year-old is expecting the upcoming game against the Fijian Drua to be a physical high-scoring game.
“It’s a very big game for us it’s 1 v 2 but we can’t go into the game just thinking about that,” he said.
“We have to go in thinking of ourselves and what we can do good to achieve the outcome.
“We worry about ourselves, so we got to touch up on a few things on our attack as I mentioned before it sort of stopped our attack flow on the weekend with that line speed so we just have to hold our depth a bit more and focus more on our ourselves leading into the game.”
Having played against Fiji earlier this year in the opening game of World Series Rugby, Lacey knows the team will be coming out with a great attitude in their defence and attacking positions.
“We are still going to bring attitude to defence and attitude to attack and we are looking for more flows from there,” he said.
Working his way up through the WA pathway, the Wests Scarborough product is hopeful and excited by the prospect of potentially a home semi-final and final.
“It will be a pretty amazing feeling to be able to bring back the semi-final but not only the semi-final but if we bring back the grand finale to the WA public,” he said.
“They have been around us through world series, with whatever happened to us last year we have put all that behind us we are a new team a new squad and we will bring that attitude and it will be and hopefully it can show what WA pride is all about.”
The Western Force take on the Fijian Drua on Saturday, October 13 at UWA Sports Park. Kick-off at 2pm.