Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37

Thread: 2022 Force Squad - The List

  1. #1
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000

    2022 Force Squad - The List

    The signings are starting to come in, so time for a list.

    The speculation thread is here https://twf.com.au/showthread.php?t=42292

    This is the 2021 squad and players contracted for 2022 are in bold.

    I have left the 2019 - 2021 leaving players at the bottom to see if any come back.

    Props
    Tom Robertson 2022
    Bo Abra 2022
    Angus Wagner 2022
    Greg Holmes 2022
    Harry Lloyd 2022
    Santiago Medrano 2022


    Hookers
    Feleti Kaitu'u 2022
    Andrew Ready 2022
    Jack Winchetser 2022


    Locks
    Fergus Lee-Warner 2022
    Ryan McCauly 2022
    Jeremy Thrush 2022
    Izack Rodda 2022
    Jackson Pugh 2022
    Sitaleki Timani 2021


    Back Rowers
    Tim Anstee 2022
    Brynard Stander 2022
    Ollie Callan 2022
    Kane Koteka 2022


    Srumhalf
    Ian Prior (c) 2022
    Michael McDonald 2022
    Issak Fines-Leleiwasa 2022


    Flyhalf/Fullback
    Jake McIntyre 2022
    Jack McGregor 2022
    Reesjan Pasitoa 2023
    Jake Strachen 2023


    Inside Backs
    Kyle Godwin 2022
    Bailey Kuenzle 2022
    Richard Kahui 2022
    Grason Makara 2022


    Outside Backs
    Brad Lacey 2022
    Byron Ralston 2022
    Reece Tapine 2022
    Daniel Ala 2022
    Manasa Mataele 2023
    Toni Pulu 2022



    Coaches 2022
    Tim Sampson - Head 2022
    Mark Ozich - Attack 2022
    Dylan Parsons - Skills 2022
    Nick Hensley - Defence 2022
    Paul Tito - Forwards 2022
    Chris Goodman - Academy 2022



    Wider Training Squad 2021
    Bo Abra
    Victor Harris
    Jackson Pugh
    Ollie Callan
    Grason Makara
    Michael McDonald

    Emerging Playing Squad 2021
    Dante Tatafu
    Keenan Wentholt
    Connor Seve
    Faamanu Kalolo
    Reece Anapu
    Finn O’Callaghan
    Luke Callan
    Zantana Tupuono-Pomare
    Alex Masibaka
    Siosifa Amone

    Western Force Fortescue Academy Staff 2021
    Anton Zackey (Academy High Performance Manager)
    Dylan Parsons (Academy Head Coach)
    Ben Glynn (Academy Strength and Conditioning)
    Benjamin Pattenden (Academy Physio)

    Players Not Returning in 2022
    Tomas Lezana 2021
    Thomas Cubelli 2022
    Domingo Miotti 2021
    Jordan Olowofela 2021
    Rob Kearney 2021
    Tevita Kuridrani 2021
    Chris Heiberg 2021
    Marcel Brache 2022
    Henry Taefu 2021
    Kieran Longbottom 2021
    Jonah Placid 2021
    Jono Lance 2021
    Blake Enever 2021
    Jake Ball 2021
    Victor Harris 2021

    Players Not Returning in 2021
    AJ Alatimu
    Heath Tessmann
    Markus Vanzati
    Dom Hardman
    Henry Stowers
    Leon Power
    Harrison Orr
    Jacob Abel
    Jonah Placid
    Jordan Luke
    Nick Frisby
    Nick Jooste
    Ollie Atkins
    Pama Fou
    Rodney Iona
    Pek Cowan
    Rory O’Sullivan
    Tevin Ferris
    Tom Sheminant
    Johan Bardoul - Perth-Bayswater Head Coach 2021
    Chris Alcock

    Players Not Returning in 2020
    Carlo Tizzano - Waratahs
    Andrew Deegan - Rebels
    Clay Uyen - France
    Masivesi Dakuwaqa - France
    Cameron Orr - Rebels
    Issak Fines - Brumbies back in 2022
    Harrison Lloyd - Brumbies
    Rod Davies - Sevens

    2019 FULL SQUAD = 31 Players + 3 EPS
    2020 FULL SQUAD = 38 Players + 0 EPS
    2021 FULL SQUAD = 41 Players + 10 EPS
    2022 SQUAD SO FAR = 36 Players

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by The InnFORCEr; 23-11-21 at 12:34.
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  2. #2
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    what about Izack Rodda?
    To assist with keeping this thread just for the list, if you know that there is somebody missing from the list that has been officially announced, please just include the link that shows they are signed and I will update the list.

    eg - https://www.sportingnews.com/au/rugb...t1sdg456urxwy1

    I do not have time to investigate every possible signing, whisper or rumour

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  3. #3
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Whilst everything you said is true this is the list thread, not the speculation thread and I have found nothing that suggest he's signed on the dotted line
    The only confirmed signings of 2022 are in bold. If it's bold and it's wrong and you proof, please post, if post about anything other than a signing, especially finishing with a question, then others will carry on and we already have one thread full of hope and dreams, keep it all there and I will keep bolding up players as they sign

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  4. #4
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Reesjan Pasitoa signed for two years today, list updated

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  5. #5
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Force sign Fijian flyer

    July 5, 2021

    The Western Force has bolstered its backline stocks with the signing of exciting young winger Manasa Mataele from the Crusaders on a two-year contract.

    The speedster, who has made 33 Super Rugby appearances for the Crusaders since making his debut against the Blues in 2017, has recently been called up by Fiji and is poised to make his first international Test appearance against the All Blacks in July.

    Mataele, known for his powerful ball-carrying, rapid pace and skills, joins the Force in fine form having played in each of the five Super Rugby Trans-Tasman matches this year.

    The 24-year-old is determined to take his game to a new level with the Force.

    “This is a really exciting opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. It’s a great new challenge for me,” Mataele said.

    It was fantastic to see the Force back in Super Rugby action and thriving this year. They play an expansive and fast-paced style, which suits my game.

    “I’m looking forward to developing my game under Tim Sampson and give my all for the club.”

    Force head of rugby Matt Hodgson is delighted to have secured Mataele.

    “Manasa is an extremely talented player who has shown his ability on the big stage in Super Rugby throughout his career,” Hodgson explained.

    “At just 24, his best rugby is ahead of him, and he adds plenty of creativity to our backline. He’s an entertaining player who is sure to excite the Sea of Blue.”

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/forc...-fijian-flyer/

    4 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  6. #6
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Force secure promising young trio

    July 8, 2021

    The Western Force is delighted to announce that Jake Strachan, Grason Makara and Jackson Pugh have all re-signed with the club.

    With each of the three players under the age of 25, the contract extensions signal the club’s continued efforts to nurture young Australian talent. Homegrown players Makara and Pugh have both come through the Force Academy pathway.

    Strachan, who has penned a two-year deal, enjoyed a strong finish to the Super Rugby season with consecutive starts at 15 against the Crusaders and Blues in New Zealand. The 24-year-old now has 12 Force caps to his name and the silky skilled back will be looking to continue his fine form in the years to come.

    “I’m very grateful for the opportunity that Tim (Sampson) and Matt (Hodgson) have given me. We’re building something very special at the Force and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Strachan said.

    “I’ve learned a lot this year and gained a lot of confidence, which I can’t wait to bring to the field next season.”

    Wanneroo local product Makara, who made his Force debut in the opening round of the Global Rapid Rugby competition in 2020, has greatly developed his game over the past couple of years with the club and the 21-year-old is determined to make his Super Rugby debut after signing a new one-year contract.

    “The Force has done so much for me in my career and I can’t wait for another year with the club,” Makara said.

    “Coming out of the Academy system I was prepared for professional rugby and the boys have been really supportive. I feel right at home.”

    Pugh, a homegrown lock of the Force Academy system, has been working tirelessly on the training track with the senior squad and showing fantastic promise in the Fortescue Premier Grade competition on a weekly basis for local side Palmyra. With a new one-year deal secured for the 21-year-old, Pugh is thrilled to be continuing with his hometown club.

    “It’s really exciting to be continuing with the Force, especially after the success the club enjoyed this year,” Pugh explained.

    “I’m looking forward to learning from Izack Rodda and pushing for selection next year. I’m loving it here and it’s great to be a part of the club moving forward.”

    Force head coach Tim Sampson stated the trio have worked hard and he can’t wait to see them grow with the experiences to come with the Force.

    “We’ve got a lot of faith in Jake. He’s shown a lot of growth this year after working alongside Rob Kearney. He’s faster and stronger this year and he’s been great to watch with the ball in his hands,” Sampson said.

    “Jackson is an exceptional player who is very mobile and we’re expecting big things from him. He’s got great experience around him with Jeremy Thrush and Sita Timani, so I’m sure he will learn from them and develop his game even further.

    “Grason’s a fantastic local product and everyone is quite excited about his potential. He’s highly regarded amongst his peers, and he’s been playing exceptionally well for Wanneroo this season.”

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/forc...ng-young-trio/

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  7. #7
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Harry Lloyd is back from a stint with the Brumbies https://www.westernforce.com.au/powe...-to-the-force/

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  8. #8
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  9. #9
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    At some stage they have already been announced as player signings for 2022, and states “Greg, Jeremy, and Richard have showcased their ability on the world stage for an extended period and enjoyed illustrious careers, but they’ve also shown great coaching and leadership potentials that hold them in good stead to eventually become part of the Western Force coaching staff.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  10. #10
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Coaches for 2022 updated and Santiago Merdano will be the only Argie to return to the squad after Rugby Champs, all others have been contracted elsewhere.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

  11. #11
    Champion andrewg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,442
    vCash
    5580000
    Isn't Reesjan Pasitoa a Fly Half??

    Update 22 Nov: He's been listed as such now by the WF today and Bayley Kuenzle as a Centre

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by andrewg; 22-11-21 at 18:39.

  12. #12
    Legend Court Reporter
    Contributor
    James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bridgetown, WA
    Posts
    5,970
    vCash
    388000
    I'm getting a bit excited about next year. I'm really hoping we play a good mobile game. Hopefully our line-out will function better than last year. Excited about how Anstee would go with a bit more bulk. Really excited about how some of our locals- Makara, Pugh, McDonald, Pasitoa will go.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

  13. #13
    Legend Contributor Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,274
    vCash
    5540000
    So 99% of the squad and 100% of the coaching team are off contract at the end of the 2022 season?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Proudly Western Australian; Proudly supporting Western Australian rugby

  14. #14
    Veteran Sheikh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    4,589
    vCash
    342000
    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg View Post
    Isn't Reesjan Pasitoa a Fly Half??
    He was seen as a fly half by the Brumbies (as was Bailey Kuenzle - we've signed both the young Brumby fly halves!) but to give them both game time they played in various positions. I think the Brumbies played with Pasitoa (or maybe it was Kuenzle!) at 12 a few times, so we may have more centres and fewer outside backs than the list shows.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon

  15. #15
    Immortal Contributor The InnFORCEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    West Leederville
    Posts
    16,170
    vCash
    4054000
    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    So 99% of the squad and 100% of the coaching team are off contract at the end of the 2022 season?
    If the article for the signing indicated anything beyond a season I noted it, if not, I only put them down for next year, so they may not be 100%

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Wanna Ruck?

    Ruck Me, Maul Me, Make Me Scrum!

    Education is Important, but Rugby is Importanter!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Force List 2022 speculation
    By GIGS20 in forum Western Force
    Replies: 374
    Last Post: 25-11-21, 11:58
  2. 2021 Force Squad - The List
    By The InnFORCEr in forum Western Force
    Replies: 219
    Last Post: 02-07-21, 09:00
  3. 2020 Force Squad - The List
    By The InnFORCEr in forum Global Rapid Rugby
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: 02-07-20, 17:07
  4. Western Force Squad for 2019 - The List
    By The InnFORCEr in forum Western Force
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-09-18, 09:42
  5. Western Force NRC Squad 2018 - The List
    By The InnFORCEr in forum National Rugby Championship (NRC)
    Replies: 123
    Last Post: 09-09-18, 14:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •