Nick Taylor
Western Force have vowed to step up the battle for their future after being left in limbo by the Australian Rugby Union who have refused to reveal plans for their five Super Rugby franchises.
ARU Chairman Cameron Clyne would not disclose any details discussed at today's board meeting.
He would only say there were a number of options that would be taken to next moth's meeting of SANZAAR, Super Rugby's governing body.
"I am not going to get into specifics of the options because we don't know what our partners are necessarily doing...we are looking at what's the best interest of Australian rugby," Clyne said.
"There are multiple options. It's not really a question of how many teams it's what is the future format."
Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry said the uncertainty would make the club fight harder for survival.
"It just means that here at the Western Force, with that uncertainty, we've got to keep on fighting," Sinderberry said.
"It makes it clear that we've got to keep progressing. We have to look at influencing the issues that we can control."

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