Western Force

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels have a score to settle with Western Force

Handy inclusion: Cadeyrn Neville will start for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels remember the last time they played the Western Force all too well.

Rugby

Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

Georgina Robinson dinkus

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

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Western Force continue to surprise

The Western Force are the talk of the Australian conference after extending their record Super Rugby winning streak to five matches with a gritty victory over the NSW Waratahs.

Rugby

Michael Foley laughs off Western Force's 'favourites' tag against Waratahs

Michael Foley, coach of the Waratahs
Rugby Union

Georgina Robinson Western Force coach Michael Foley has laughed off suggestions his side are favourites for Saturday's derby clash with the Waratahs, saying they have done nothing of note yet.

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Rugby

Israel Folau's fitness fortifies Waratahs before Western Force

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau does not define the Waratahs but he enlivens and fortifies them.

Western Force v Waratahs

Dave Dennis sits in the sin bin in Durban last month.

Live scores and stats as the Western Force host the NSW Waratahs.

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Rugby

Israel Folau ruled out of Waratahs clash with Western Force

Israel Folau

NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been ruled out of Saturday night's match against the Western Force in Perth, following further medical advice regarding his throat injury, according to a press...

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Super Rugby

Looking back on my first 50 with the Western Force

Nathan Charles

Nathan Charles Having rested during the bye week, we return to the field on Saturday to take on the Queensland Reds in Brisbane.

Jayden Hayward helps Western Force continue on winning way in Super Rugby victory over Queensland Reds

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05:  Jayden Hayward of the Force collides midair with Jonah Placid of the Reds during the round eight Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Force at Suncorp Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Jim Morton The Western Force recorded a club-record winning streak thanks to a sensational late Jayden Hayward try that sunk Queensland in a thriller on Saturday night.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika not surprised by Western Force

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson The Western Force's run up the Super Rugby ladder might have surprised most Australian rugby fans but not Michael Cheika.

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Rugby

Western Force beat Chiefs in major upset

Tim Nanai-Williams of the Chiefs is dumped on the turf.

The Western Force can dare to dream of landing a maiden finals berth in Super Rugby after a brace of tries from skipper Matt Hodgson lifted them to a 18-15 victory over the Chiefs in Saturday night's...

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Western Force get well earned rest after sweet smell of success

Nathan Charles

Nathan Charles This week we have enjoyed our first bye of the season. Having been put through three particularly physical matches in the past three weeks, there are a lot of tired and sore bodies within the squad...

Union

Melbourne Rebels ready to face Western Force and conquer

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Cadeyrn Neville moves the ball from a line out during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Visy Park on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Scott Higginbotham Having the extra week to get ready for the Cheetahs clash could have gone either way.

Rugby

Western Force make it six in a row over Highlanders

Alby Mathewson of the Force looks to off-load.

Nathan Burdon The Force are a special sort of bogey team for the Highlanders – although it’s difficult to say exactly why – with the Perth-based team scoring their sixth straight win over the Highlanders.

Super Rugby

Western Force to draw on fan support in clash with Chiefs

Nathan Charles

Nathan Charles Each year when the Super Rugby draw comes out, you always mark the week and look forward to the opportunity when you get to play the defending champions.

Rugby

Melbourne Rebels thrashed as Western Force run riot

Jayden Hayward of the Force runs with the ball during the round four Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the Melbourne Rebels

The Melbourne Rebels were brought crashing back to earth in brutal fashion on Saturday night with a shock 32-7 Super Rugby loss to the Western Force in Perth.

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Rugby

Western Force regain Hugh McMeniman

Force enforcer: Hugh McMeniman.

Justin Chadwick Western Force coach Michael Foley is confident his side can cover the loss of Wallabies forward Ben McCalman for Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with defending champions the Chiefs.

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Western Force chasing the perfect game

Nathan Charles

Nathan Charles If there is any lesson in sport these days, it's the importance of starting well. Fortunately, this was something we managed to do last weekend against the Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby

Former Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur to head Western Force talent program

Mickey Arthur

Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur will head up the Western Force’s expanded development program to identify and nurture the best talent from Australia and abroad.

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Union

ACT Brumbies to stick with line-up against Western Force

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is prepared to put faith in his starting line-up this week against the Force.