Matt Hodgson

Matt Hodgson sparks Force to 29-19 Super Rugby win over Lions

Brad Elborough Two Matt Hodgson tries have sparked the Western Force to a 10-point win over the Lions in their Super Rugby contest in Perth.

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Western Force captain Matt Hodgson readies for Richie McCaw

Raring to go: Matt Hodgson.

For Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson, there'll be more than just team glory on the line during Friday night's crunch Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson set for Super ton

Matt Hodgson of the Western Force.

There was a time when Western Force captain Matt Hodgson thought he would never get the chance to play a single game of Super Rugby.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

Speight

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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A dozen of the best: Super Rugby's star players

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Matthew Burke With just one match of the Super Rugby season remaining, who have been the standout players for the year?

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Former Brumbies halves out to clinch Western Force finals spot

Ian Prior will be out to haunt his former side on Friday night.

Two former Brumbies will spearhead the Western Force's bid to make the finals for the first time in the Perth-based club's history.

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Brumbies v Western Force

Raring to go: Matt Hodgson.

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Force v Blues

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)

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Western Force flogged by Auckland Blues

Western wobbles: Sam Wykes tries to make a break for the Force against the Blues.

A stunning opening assault from the Auckland Blues powered them to a 40-14 win over the Western Force in their Super 15 clash in Perth on Saturday night.

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Force v Reds

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Cheetahs v Force

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Western Force down Cheetahs to go fourth

Marcel Brache breaks away for the visitors.

Rock solid defence and a couple of breakout tries have secured Super Rugby surprise Western Force a drought breaking 23-16 win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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Stormers v Force

Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

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Kyle Godwin ruled out for Force

Force centre Kyle Godwin.

The Western Force's bid to create franchise history this weekend has been dealt a major blow after star centre Kyle Godwin was grounded by a knee injury.

Force players pushing for Wallabies spots

Force centre Kyle Godwin.

Adrian Warren Coach Michael Foley says many of his largely unheralded Western Force team are sending a clear message to the Wallabies selectors as they move closer to a maiden Super Rugby finals berth.

Force pay heavy price for sin bin in loss to Stormers

Nizaam Carr of the Stormers breaks away from Sias Ebersohn.

Adrian Warren The defensive dam wall finally broke for the Western Force as they crashed to a 24-8 Super Rugby loss to the lowly Stormers in Cape Town.

Top six is achievable for the Western Force

Matt Hodgson says the team is confident of a win against the Lions this weekend following their trip to South Africa.

Brad Elborough A few questions will be asked of the Western Force on Saturday night when they take on the Lions at nib Stadium. How will they recover from a two week trip to South Africa?

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Western Force no-names the bolters for Wallabies

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Paul Cully Matt Hodgson should be leading a merry quintet of Western Force players into the Wallabies' first squad of the season when it is announced next week.

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