No regrets for Alcock
The weekend’s Top Performer Chris Alcock said he has “no regrets” since deciding to be part of the Western Force earlier this year.
Alcock earned the Fox Sports title after a strong performance against the NSW Country Eagles which included a try of his own and currently sits in tied first place on top of the overall NRC tackles count.
The 30-year-old flanker said he is happy with his performance and is looking forward to seeing how the NRC competition will bring the team together.
“Personally, it’s just good to be out there playing rugby again and from a team aspect we can really gel,” Alcock said.
“We’re getting week in week out competition now and as players its good for us to develop.
“We’ve spent a lot of time training together, but to get to know the guys away from the field is really important and something that we are working on.”
Alcock attributes his good form to the open style of rugby the Force have adopted over their season.
“I always enjoy a more open style of game as it gives me the opportunity as a seven to run with the ball which when you play more structured it doesn’t really happen as much,” he said.
“But I am really enjoying it and really enjoying the way the coaches are implementing the game plan.”
A former Brumbies player, Alcock said he is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in this weekend’s Canberra Vikings squad.
“I’m looking forward to going back and seeing some of those guys. It should be a bit of fun, especially if Bongo [Josh Mann-Rea] is playing,” he said.
“They’ve got some lightning fast backline players and their forward line is always going to be good because they love to maul and scrum.”
The Western Force take on the Canberra Vikings at Viking Park this Sunday, September 16 with kick off at 1 pm AWST.