27-year-old Angus Cottrell is everything you want from a backrower; powerful with ball in hand, skilful, aggressive at the breakdown and work horse around the ground. Cottrell was one of the Force’s most consistent contributors in 2016 playing 14 matches with nine starts. The Brisbane-born flanker joined the West Australian club in 2011 and notched up his 50th cap for the club against the Crusaders in Round Seven last season putting in a man-of-the-match performance. In a cruel blow Cottrell ruptured his ACL in the second last round of the season against the Stormers and will likely be sidelined for much of the 2017 season.

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Stats

Games: 
57
Points: 
25
Tries: 
5
Conversions: 
0
Penalty Goals: 
0
Drop Goals: 
0
Timeline: 
2016
Played 14 matches with nine starts, man of the match in 50th cap against the Crusaders at the ‘Force Field’ in Round Seven, suffers serious knee injury in Round 16.
2015
Played 14 matches starting in 10 and scoring two tries. Consistent performer for the Perth Spirit in the Buildcorp NRC, captaining the side against the Canberra Vikings.
2014
A regular starter in the Western Force's back row, playing 13 matches; scores his second Super Rugby try in Round Four against the Melbourne Rebels; suffers a season ending ankle injury in Round 16 against the Crusaders.
2013
Plays nine matches for the Western Force, starting in eight; scores his maiden try against the Bulls in Round Three; plays six matches for Associates in the Pindan Premier Grade, scoring three tries.
2012
Makes his Super Rugby debut against the Brumbies in Canberra in Week One; earns his first run-on start against the Waratahs in Week Four; plays seven matches for the Western Force during the Super Rugby season; is unavailable for five weeks due to a dislocated elbow incurred while playing for Associates; starting back-rower for Associates, who win the Pindan Premier Grade defeating Nedlands 23-17 in the grand final.
2011
Represents Wests in Brisbane’s Hospital Cup; named Wests Bulldogs ‘Senior Player of the Year’; selected for the Western Force Samoan Tour and starts in both matches; joins the Western Force for the 2012 season on an Extended Playing Squad contract.
2010
Represents Wests in Brisbane’s Hospital Cup.
2009
Represents Wests in Brisbane’s Hospital Cup.
2008
Named Wests Bulldogs ‘Colts Player of the Year’; makes his Hospital Cup debut for Wests Bulldogs in Brisbane First Grade.