Force players align with premier grade clubs

· WA Premier
by Rugby WA Media

The Western Force will maintain its strong relationship with the RugbyWA community as its players commit to their clubs for the 2020 Fortescue Premier Grade season.

In a historic year for the team, with the launch of Global Rapid Rugby Season One, the Force will boast a total of 12 homegrown players proving the rugby pathway in WA is stronger than ever.

The Force players will assist in specific coaching, mentoring and skills development sessions with senior grades, junior teams and individual players, as well as occasionally play with the clubs.

New arrivals include the likes of Angus Wagner and Byron Walston who will align with ARKs whilst Jonah Placid will link up with the Southern Lions whom he played one game for late last year.

Youngster Jake Strachan will join Johan Bardoul at Perth Bayswater, while Wanneroo gets a boost joining up with speedster Pama Fou.

Scrum-half Jacob Abel will play alongside Kieran Longbottom at the Coastal Cavaliers.


2020 Club Alignments:

ARKs – Byron Ralston and Angus Wagner

Associates – Ian Prior

Coastal Cavaliers – Kieran Longbottom and Jacob Abel

Cottesloe – Marcel Brache, Ben Grant and Nick Jooste

Curtin University – Andrew Ready and Henry Taefu.

Joondalup Brothers – Victor Harris and Brynard Stander

Kalamunda – Henry Stowers and Jeremy Thrush.

Nedlands – Tevin Ferris, Tom Sheminant and Heath Tessmann.

Palmyra – Jack McGregor, Jackson Pugh and Chris Heiberg

Perth Bayswater – Johan Bardoul and Jake Strachan

Southern Lions – Jonah Placid and Fergus Lee-Warner

UWA – Chris Alcock and Rory O'Sullivan 

Wanneroo – Grason Makara, Ollie Callan and Pama Fou

Wests Scarborough – AJ Alatimu, Feleti Kaitu’u, Dom Hardman and Brad Lacey