Force squad named – Henjak is IN – Updated

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 12 Feb 2008 at 09:30

Well, the Western Force have announced their squad to tour South Africa and it is quite surprising in light of our earlier story.

According to a report in an Aussie daily, Matt Henjak and Haig Sare should both be out, the latter due to the fact that the former broke his jaw in a fight and the former for obvious reasons. The squad announced on News24, however, includes both players.

What does this mean? Will the squad be changed at a later date? Or just maybe the Aussies are busy with yet another cover-up! The mind boggles.

The 26-man team have a pretty tough tour ahead of them, facing the Sharks on Friday night, before heading to Bloem and then Joburg to play the Cheetahs and Lions respectively. They will base themselves in Durban for the three weeks, meaning eThekweni’s finest had best be on high alert lest the Henjak show goes on its customary light night rampage through the clubs and bars!

Here is the sqaud:

Richard Brown, Pek Cowan, Ryan Cross, Nick Cummins, Scott Daruda, Scott Fava, Matt Giteau, Gareth Hardy, Matt Henjak, Tom Hockings, Matt Hodgson, Luke Holmes, Lachlan MacKay, Tai McIsaac, Drew Mitchell, David Pocock, David Pusey, Haig Sare, Nathan Sharpe (captain), Cameron Shepherd, Scott Staniforth, James Stannard, Troy Takiari, Sitaleki Timani, A.J. Whalley, Sam Wykes.

This just in! Seems that Henjak is indeed on the plane! Sare, of course, is not. Seems like there’s a tug of love going on here, with the ARU adamant that Henjak should not be on the tour, pending the results of a disciplinary hearing. Looks like the Force management are showing the national union a big middle finger.

Stay tuned…


  • Aussie administrators “look after” their sportsmen/women! Rightly or wrongly. Unlike SA, where administrators take the opposite view! IMO if they are allowed to get away with it good luck to them. 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.02.08 06:44:31 by shark-tank Reply
  • Sack Heeeeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmm… hope the Sharkies have their sledging boots on… need Kockott to start the game… I’m sure he can chirp Henjak into getting sent off!

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.02.08 07:15:11 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • Expect this squad to be changed. There’s no way they can allow this oke to tour…

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.02.08 08:28:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok, so check the update. Seems like he IS going to tour

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.02.08 10:18:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just imagine the Sharks baiting poor Henjak on Friday night.

    He is going to be a walking penalty.

    Man this will make for some classic chirps on the pitch.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.02.08 20:30:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bryce has a point. Rocket would drive this oke mad!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.02.08 20:55:26 by robdylan Reply
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