The Western Force will be part of the new five-team Australian competition starting in July after the club’s owner officially accepted Rugby Australia’s invitation on Wednesday.
The Western Force have confirmed that they have yet to receive a formal invitation to participate in Rugby Australia’s revised Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.
The Western Force are reportedly set to be included in Rugby Australia’s plans for an adapted five-team version of Vodacom Super Rugby.
Veteran Sharks outside back JP Pietersen was a prolific try-scorer during his early years at the Durban franchise. Look back at his first-ever Vodacom Super Rugby try.
Take a look at this hilarious clip of Stormers fullback Dillyn Leyds and Vodacom Bulls centre Dylan Sage receiving a lesson in Australian slang from Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins, during their stint at the Western Force in 2014.
A Valke team based in Kuala Lumpur will take part in the inaugural season of the Global Rapid Rugby competition beginning in March 2020.
Former Springbok, Stormers and Force flyhalf Peter Grant has announced his retirement from all rugby.
A seven-point try will be one of four law variations trialled during the Force’s World Series Rugby games.
South African backs Peter Grant and Marcel Brache will play for the Force in Australia’s National Rugby Championship this year.
The parent body of Australia’s Western Force has been forced into voluntary administration due to financial constraints following the team’s axing from Super Rugby.