Western Force

Western Force

Rugby

Established in

2005

Location

Perth, Australia

Club History

Western Force (officially known as the Road Safety Western Force for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia, playing in the international Super rugby competition. They first competed in the 2006 season and finished with the wooden spoon in that year, however, their performances greatly improved in 2007. In 2008 they finished in 8th place, just missing out on the finals again. The team is the fourth Australian team to be accepted into the competition. It was coached by former New Zealand All Blacks coach, John Mitchell for the first five seasons before former Australian sevens captain Richard Graham took charge ahead of the 2011 season. The current coach is South African-born David Wessels.