Force Friday Sports Forecast - May 22, 2015

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Honey Badger hungry for Wallaby reward

Cult following:Nick Cummins.

​Western Force winger Nick Cummins admits he needs more of the "seed" if he is to lock down a World Cup berth, and he knows time is of the essence.

Lance wants to be Force No.10

New opportunity: Jono Lance will head west.

NSW Waratahs utility back Jono Lance has set his sights on locking down a flyhalf berth after signing on with the Western Force for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

Nathan Charles: nothing like a week off to recharge Force batteries

Nathan Charles of the Force looks dejecetd after conceding a try during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Blues at nib Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Nathan Charles   In the lead-up to the win over the Waratahs we were encouraged to "empty the tank". Now the

Why Wallabies need Hodgson

Invaluable: Matt Hodgson's experience makes him an important figure for the Wallabies in a World Cup year.

Georgina Robinson   A game-breaking performance from Force captain Matt Hodgson made it abundantly clear how valuable the undisputed veteran of Australian rugby is to the Wallabies this year.

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Hooper under injury cloud after Force upset

Powering on: Michael Hooper goes into traffic.

Georgina Robinson   An injury cloud hangs over Wallabies captain Michael Hooper after the Waratahs No.7 limped off during his side's 18-11 loss to the Force on Saturday.

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Force face huge task to snap losing streak

Alby Mathewson of the Western Force during the match against the Cell C Sharks in March this year.

Georgina Robinson   The only team the Force have beat this season also happen to be the best team in Australia right now. They must beat the Waratahs again on Saturday to snap a 10-game losing streak.

Foley vows to fight on at Force

Western Force coach Michael Foley.

Justin Chadwick   ​Western Force coach Michael Foley is adamant he's still the right man for the job, saying he remains tight with the player group despite the team's poor results this season.

Concussion consequences taken seriously

Nathan Charles (with Ben McCalman in background) says concussion is treated very seriously in today's game.

Nathan Charles   It's fantastic to return home to face reigning champions, the NSW Waratahs, at the 'Force Field' this Saturday night.

Hodgson credits leadership roles with Test resurgence

Force to be reckoned with: Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson.

Georgina Robinson   Matt Hodgson has played just 11 Tests, but Wallabies coach Michael Cheika considers him an indispensible part of his squad. Why?

Western Force aim for another Waratahs ambush

Matt Hodgson has been an absolute stalwart for the Western Force.

The Western Force want to become Super Rugby's party pooper and set its sights on derailing the Waratahs' finals hopes.

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Force no match for battered Blues in Auckland

Breaking the line: Akira Ioane of the Blues.

  The Blues' easy victory over the bottom-of-the-table Force reinforced the growing reputation of teenage loose forward Akira Ioane.

Blues out to enjoy return home

Jerome Kaino of the Blues.

The Blues are looking to the comforts of home to provide a forgettable Super Rugby campaign with late respectability.

Force keen to avoid an unwanted piece of history

​Rising star: Adam Coleman was tentatively named in the squad on Thursday, but is expected to miss the match because of a shoulder injury.

​The Western Force will be aiming to avoid an unwanted slice of history when they take on the Blues in Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Auckland.

Nathan Charles: what it's like to room with the Honey Badger

Nick Cummins, AKA The Honey Badger.

Nathan Charles   As the Western Force takes to the road, Nathan Charles gives an insight into what it's like to share hotel rooms with teammates - including Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins.

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Cowan high up in the Force pecking order

Force captain Matt Hodgson (left) with Pek Cowan and Nathan Charles.

Nathan Charles   As the Super Rugby competition rolls on, we have now headed 'across the ditch' to take on the Waikato Chiefs in Hamilton this Friday night.

Western Force vow not to play Super blame game

Force skipper Matt Hodgson will return for the club this week.

Milestone man Pek Cowan hopes the Western Force's ability to avoid the blame game will help them break their eight-match losing run this week.

No fears of re-injury for Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson

Matt Hodgson.

Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson is confident his body will hold firm for the rest of the Super Rugby campaign, saying his pre-season hamstring injury was a one-in-a-million occurrence.

Force take Stormers down to the wire

Battlefront: Pek Cowan attempts to break free from Steven Kitshoff.

The Western Force came within centimetres of ending their losing run, but in the end it was to no avail as the Stormers secured a 13-6 win in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash at nib Stadium.

Nathan Charles: the loyalty of Western Force captain Matt Hodgson

Nathan Charles and Matt Hogson.

Nathan Charles   Matt Hodgson's re-signing means he will likely finish his career at the same club where it began, well over a decade and more than 100 matches ago