Rugby Union

Western Force

Force alliance just the tip of the centralisation iceberg

What next?: The Western Force's latest move has changed the landscape of Australian rugby.

It will be lost amongst the Wallabies chat this weekend but there was another announcement on Friday from the Australian Rugby Union that will have far greater ramifications for the game than Michael Cheika's 30-man squad selection. 

Blues deny Force consecutive wins

Captain fantastic: Matt Hodgson scores a try.

​The Western Force gave it everything but didn't have the polish to finish as the Blues held on for a 17-13 Super Rugby win on Saturday night at nib Stadium.

Folau breaks record as Tahs run riot

Record-breaker: Israel Folau  looks to pass.

Israel Folau broke Lote Tuqiri's all-time NSW try-scoring record as the Waratahs sparked life into their stagnant season with a dominant 36-point win against the Western Force in Perth.

Bye week offered perfect chance to regroup

It's been a tough start to the season for the Western Force.

Heading into the year we knew playing a new style and system would be challenging and we would have to learn as fast as we could as there were always going to be errors in a learning environment.

Brave Western Force unable to hold out Crusaders

So close, yet so far: Luke Morahan of the Force is tackled by the Crusaders' defence.

A try by flanker Jordan Taufua in the final minute, which was converted by playmaker Richie Mo'unga from almost in front of the sticks, allowed the Crusaders to escape with an improbable victory at nib Stadium.

Force CEO Sinderberry hits back at ex-Waratahs boss Harris

Former Waratahs boss Greg Harris is under fire.

Western Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry has hit back at comments made by departing Waratahs CEO Greg Harris suggesting Perth would be better off without a Super Rugby franchise, saying he we would be better off worrying about his own backyard given he was unable to grow the game in NSW.