Richard Ferguson

Force recruit another South African

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 28 Aug 2013 at 09:41
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The Western Force have attracted another South African to get involved with their team ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season, or so it seems.

Reports doing the rounds indicate that former South African and Australian cricket coach, Mickey Arthur, is in talks with the Force to join the coaching staff. The capacity of such an appointment is still unknown, but Arthur has already been instrumental for his potential employees.

Arthur is said to have been involved in Sias Ebersohn’s move from the Cheetahs last year, and would like to join the Western Australian team by helping them with any other recruitment from South Africa.

After Arthur’s sacking as Australian cricket coach, he has made it clear that he would not like to leave Perth, and this along with his ties with Froce coach Michael Foley, could see Arthur make the switch from cricket to rugby, and we could see the Force signing even more South African based players


  • Surely this rule needs to be revisited. Recruiting 3 foreigners a year will mean after 5 years you have a complete team of foreigners. Sis on Arthur and Jake White, making a career of robbing of stock.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.08.13 09:46:31 by GreatSharksays Reply
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 1) : who’s fault is that? I can only blame SARFU and the current state of SA.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.08.13 09:47:48 by Uli Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 1) :

    Are they really taking any class players? Players that could represent the Springboks?

    I don’t think so..

    And even if they did, I would prefer our players to play there than in Europe, at least they won’t have any club commitments during the International season.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.08.13 09:48:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Maybe the Force can be the breeding ground for SA players that dont quite make the cut in teams here? At the end of the day more Saffas means less Aussies in their teams and weakening their rugby so who cares.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.08.13 12:21:46 by SheldonK Reply


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