Hard running centre Bill Meakes joins the Road Safety Western Force after stellar career in the English Premiership with Gloucester. The former Australian Sevens and U20 representative scored seven tries in his 45 appearances for Gloucester thanks to his powerful running game with ball in hand, ability to break tackles and quick footwork. With the ability to play both inside and outside centre Meakes is just as strong in defence as he is in attack with a knack for laying massive tackles on his opposite number. The 26-year-old returns to Australia to fulfil his lifelong goal of playing Super Rugby and after starring for the Perth Spirit in the Buildcorp NRC looks set to be an exciting addition to the Western Force backline in 2017. 

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2016
Plays 18 matches for Gloucester before joining the Force on a two-year deal in July. Key member of the Perth Spirit Buildcorp NRC title winning side.
2015
Establishes himself as regular for Gloucester playing 24 matches scoring five tries.
2014
Joins English Premiership club Gloucester as non-contacted player before earning academy contact and playing three matches for the senior side.
2013
Moves to England to play for Clifton RFC, a local rugby union club based in Bristol.
2012
Represents the Australian Sevens in the 2011-2012 IRB Sevens World Series.
2011
Plays Shute Shield for Randwick. Represents Australian Under 20s in Junior World Championships, finishing third.