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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month.
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.
Matthew Burke With just one match of the Super Rugby season remaining, who have been the standout players for the year?
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.
GIO Stadium, Canberra, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)
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.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
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.
Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.