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Force to fight axing


  • 11 Aug 2017
The Western Force in a huddle The Western Force in a huddle

RugbyWA has threatened to take legal action against the Australian Rugby Union in the Supreme Court after the Force were axed from Super Rugby.

The ARU announced on Friday that it would 'discontinue the Western Force Super Rugby licence'.

ALSO READ: Force cut from Super Rugby

In a statement on Thursday, RugbyWA confirmed it would not accept the ARU’s decision.

‘RugbyWA remains committed to pursuing every possible means to ensure the Western Force remains a Super Rugby team in Perth.

‘We are considering all options including bringing urgent proceedings in the Supreme Court of NWS, and legal action relating to the circumstances which led it to enter into the Alliance Agreement with the ARU.

‘While the board of RugbyWA is extremely disappointed with the ARU’s stated position, with the support of the rugby community and numerous WA business identities including Mr Andre Forrest, we will continue to fight to retain the Force in Western Australia.’

ALSO READ: Twitter reaction to Force axing

Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

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