EMERGING FORCE – LOTS HAPPENING OUT WEST

The Western Force have lofty goals, they want to be the top club in Australia and they want to win the Pacific Super rugby championship and at present their destiny is in their own hands leading into this Friday’s clash against the Melbourne Rebels.

MAN ON A MISSION - Tony Lewis

Western Force’s ambitious CEO, former Otago winger and Tasman Mako CEO Tony Lewis is upbeat about his team’s performances this year which include an unbeaten run at home in Perth.

Lewis praises the work of his coaching staff headed by Simon Cron in the men’s team and Matt Hodgson guiding the women’s team which capped off a promising season in women’s super rugby by winning their last two matches including a 23-5 victory over eventual champions Fijiana Drua.

The men’s team highlighted their season so far with an outstanding win over the Brumbies in Perth last weekend 34-19 in a match which showcased the skills of an interesting new first-five and goal-kicker Max Burey.

LOOKING COMFORTABLE AT THIS LEVEL -Max Burey

Tony Lewis does not like coming second and he proved that with outstanding leadership at Tasman when they won successive NPC crowns.

He has some interesting stats on how the five-plus hour travel to play in Australia’s eastern states and New Zealand negatively affects players performances.

LOST ONE WALLABY TO INJURY BUT HAVE ANOTHER BACK - Izack Rodda

Listen to my interview with Tony Lewis recorded earlier this week and please give us your feedback and share our stories with your friends and  mates.

Interview & Story by John Alexander | Supporting Images sourced by Absolutely Famous.

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