Thu, Mar 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
Ben Somerford

Western Force captain Trilleen Pomare will make Club history on Saturday, reaching a quarter of a century of Buildcorp Super Rugby Women’s appearances.

In a competition which is short in length – five games plus finals in 2024 – the milestone is worthy of recognition, which Force head coach Dylan Parsons was eager to do this week.

Pomare will bring up her 25th cap for the Force away to reigning back-to-back champions Fijian Drua.

The 30-year-old Wallaroos fly-half/inside-centre debuted in Round 1 of the 2018 Super W season, scoring a try as the Force triumphed 85-13 over the Melbourne Rebels at Harvey Field.

Pomare hasn’t missed a Force game ever since, playing all 24 Super W matches in Club history.

That’s part of the reason why Parsons calls Pomare the “heart and soul”, alongside her leadership, experience and quality.

Pomare, who plays her club rugby for Kalamunda, was the co-winner of the 2023 Force Women Award.

The Auckland-born Rutherford College product has scored four tries over her seven years in Super W. She’s won plenty of admirers along the way too.

That’s led to 23 Wallaroos caps, playing at two World Cups, but she’ll tell you there’s more for her to achieve, particularly in her home state as the side targets a maiden finals campaign.

The Force can clinch their first-ever Super W semi-finals spot with victory over the Drua on Saturday and there’d be no better way to salute Pomare’s milestone than that.

Kick-off on Saturday is 11:35am WST with the game to be streamed live on Stan Sport. Follow @WesternForce on social media for regular updates.