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#Western Force

# western-force - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Connacht trio return from injuries for tomorrow night's visit of Ospreys

Andrew Browne, James Cannon and Craig Ronaldson are all set to start for Kieran Keane’s side.

# western-force - Friday 15 September, 2017

Rassie Erasmus's former assistant reportedly in the mix to replace him at Munster

Munster linked with late move for Western Force coach Dave Wessels.

# western-force - Monday 21 August, 2017

Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby

The State Government has warned the Australian Rugby Union it will sue for more than $100 million.

# western-force - Friday 11 August, 2017

A Western Force no more as Aussie side dumped from Super Rugby

The franchise has threatened legal action following the move.

# western-force - Monday 31 July, 2017

An Australian billionaire named 'Twiggy' has vowed to save Western Force

The club are at risk of being cut by Super Rugby.

# western-force - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Connacht rule out Loughney, McCartney and Ili until next season

Surgery on arm and ankle injuries will keep the trio out of Pat Lam’s final games in charge.

Legal action lodged against Australian union in bid to protect Western Force

The Perth-based club is the most likely team to face the axe when Super Rugby is made a 15-team competition again.

# western-force - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Players' union launch petition to keep five Aussie Super Rugby sides as Force future threatened

Reducing the number of Australian franchises in Super Rugby could have big consequences, the union warned.

# western-force - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Western Force deny reports they are to be cut from Super Rugby

After expanding to 18 teams, the southern hemisphere tournament looks set to be trimmed back.

# western-force - Friday 10 February, 2017

Connacht make 4 changes for Guinness Pro12 trip to Wales

Stacey Ili has returned from injury to form a centre partnership with Craig Ronaldson.

# western-force - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Double contract boost for Connacht but Bundee Aki not ready to return just yet

Ronan Loughney, Eoghan Masterson and Stacey Ili have all returned to full fitness for Pat Lam’s side.

# western-force - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Aki ruled out until February as injury crisis forces Connacht to make 4 changes

“This week has probably been the most challenging I’ve had at Connacht,” says head coach Pat Lam.

# western-force - Friday 29 April, 2016

Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win Super Rugby This post contains videos

Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win

Springbok centres Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein played key roles in the brilliant Bulls score.

# western-force - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Nick Cummins' new boots may blind you

Cummins and his teammates were supporting a breast cancer charity.

# western-force - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins eligible for World Cup after signing Super 15 deal

“I’m stoked to be back on the burst,” Cummins said.

# western-force - Sunday 6 July, 2014

'The fat lady hasn't sung yet' - Honey Badger waves goodbye... for now More To Life This post contains videos

'The fat lady hasn't sung yet' - Honey Badger waves goodbye... for now

Nick Cummins opted for a lucrative move to Japan to support a large family that includes two siblings with cystic fibrosis.

# western-force - Monday 28 April, 2014

The Honey Badger sends a message from Down Under, to Clondalkin Rugby Club G'day Clondalkin This post contains videos

The Honey Badger sends a message from Down Under, to Clondalkin Rugby Club

Nick Cummins can simply do no wrong.

# western-force - Thursday 6 June, 2013

‘You fear the worst for Cian. I was there and heard him scream’ – Tommy Bowe

The Ulster winger opened his try-scoring account against Western Force but expects bigger tests.

# western-force - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Lions may get better Test warm-ups in training admits Gatland

The head coach does not want to repeat the mistakes of 2009 when the Lions were caught cold.

The big winners and losers from the Lions’ western show of Force

More positives than negatives for Warren Gatland but the cloud of Cian Healy’s injury looms.

'I'll take that to start with' says Halfpenny after Lions kicking masterclass

Plenty of seven-pointers from Warren Gatland’s men and 11-from-11 for the unerring Welsh fullback.

As it happened: Lions v Western Force, 2013 Tour Perth Glory This post contains videos

As it happened: Lions v Western Force, 2013 Tour

Brian O’Driscoll led the tourists in the second match of the tour and the first on Aussie soil.

Biting allegations against Healy but injury may have ended tour early

The Leinster and Ireland prop suffered a nasty ankle twist and was stretchered off.

Lions have potential to go unbeaten but tests will keep coming - David Wallace

The former Ireland and Lions flanker believes Western Force should not pose much of a threat to the Warren Gatland’s men.

Breakfast with Lions: James Bond O'Driscoll, angry koalas and Tayto love

Mark Bosnich makes a boring sandwich but Rory Best has his lunch brightened up.

# western-force - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

"Everything Brian says, I'll do it" - Tuilagi places faith in captain O'Driscoll

The England centre is happy to give up his jersey to a player that inspired him growing up.

Here's what happened when the Lions played a force from Western Oz

The class of 2001, led by Keith Wood, ran up a monumental 116-10 score.

Aussie legend Michael Lynagh fears 3-0 series win for Lions

The former outhalf is awestruck by the sheer size of the touring squad.

Tight hamstring but good spirits as Rob Kearney embarks on road to recovery

The fullback is hoping to be back in action for one of the Lions’ two warm-up matches next week.

Sexton gets place-kicking duties against Force but Halfpenny a willing reserve

The Ireland outhalf has earned praise from Aussie legend Matt Burke.

BO’D: Trust me, my wife has made it very clear this is going to be my last tour Butter Wouldn't Melt This post contains videos

BO’D: Trust me, my wife has made it very clear this is going to be my last tour

Come on Brian, we heard Tana Umaga is thinking of a comeback for the 2017 Lions Tour.

# western-force - Monday 3 June, 2013

Zebo or Hook the likely Lions if hamstrung Kearney fails to recover

The Irish fullback may not play a tour match until a week before the First Test.

Brian O'Driscoll named Lions captain for Western Force match

The centre is one of eight Irishmen named in the British & Irish Lions starting XV for Wednesday’s match.

# western-force - Friday 15 February, 2013

VIDEO: Super Rugby is back, here's what you missed Super Xv This post contains videos

VIDEO: Super Rugby is back, here's what you missed

Flashy finishes, dodgy cards, dodgy haircuts and just a little more.

# western-force - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Pocock pens open letter to Western Force fans as he signs for Brumbies

The Australian captain took to Facebook to explain the reasons for his move to the Canberra franchise.

# western-force - Monday 30 April, 2012

U-Turn: Genia will stay with Reds after all

‘It isn’t about money, it’s about being happy’ says the Wallabies scrum-half after Queensland’s team song tugged on his heartstrings.

# western-force - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

'Subbies' not Super Rugby for Sebastian Chabal's Oz odyssey

The Caveman is going to play rugby in Australia alright, but he’ll be much further down the food chain than you would expect.

# western-force - Monday 28 November, 2011

The Morning Score: Monday

Start your week the right way – ahead of the game.