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    Foreign stars could play for Force next year

    Foreign stars could play for Force next year

    Players imported from overseas could be playing for the Western Force, and the rest of Australia's Super 14 franchises, as early as next season with Australian Rugby Union directors to be asked to endorse a new foreign player policy.

    Foreign stars could play for Force next year


    So who would you pick for the Force? Forwards or Backs? We have a pretty good back line and since we don't have the technology to clone AJ Whalley maybe Mitch could look at some NH props...?




    P.S. Kudos to Tim Clarke at WaToday for at least inserting a WA perspective into the ARU release. He's way ahead of his buddies at the SMH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    So who would you pick for the Force?
    SBW is a Samoan French Kiwi
    So theoretically we could pick him up after the rich forg tears up his contract. But would we want him with his suspect tackling style, dicky knee and dodgy mates hanging around?

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    Is this news?? The Tahs have been using foreign players for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustafsl View Post
    Is this news?? The Tahs have been using foreign players for years.
    Do mungoes count as foreign?

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    a lot of saffa players will want to come here and play

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    Quote Originally Posted by lara93 View Post
    a lot of saffa players will want to come here and play
    Based on what? The ability to actually leave their home in something smaller then a Tank??
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    na because they will probably immigrate here and the force may get some massive props ..like the beast

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    we don't need more massive props! what's wrong with pek, taipan etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lara93 View Post
    na because they will probably immigrate here and the force may get some massive props ..like the beast
    Good if we get players like the beast, bad if local boys like Keiran Longbottom miss out.

    It depends on how you look at it. Personally I like to see local Perth boys getting a run with the Force, but I like to see the Force win Grand Finals too. Great to build a team with imports but I'd hate to see local talent miss out.

    It's a catch 22 and yes I know if they were good enough they'd get in anyway.

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    imagine bam bam and burger beside the srums

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    i prefer to see local talent getting as well, thats why RugbyWA wanted the Force (at least one of the reasons) so that the local comp had a direct pathway to the top levels of the game instead of having to move east to try their luck. Not interested in seeing burger play for the Force at the expense of Australian players, then again not interested in seeing his ugly mug at all
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    it was just a thought....but they would want younger ones

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    i'd have thought the Force would want local WA's and local Aussie's before importing from overseas.

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