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Force happy after physical pre-season start

PUBLISHED: January 27, 2010


Force coach John Mitchell spoke glowingly of the Neo Africa Tri Series after their match against the Sharks at Newlands last night.

“We are a club with a strong youth policy. We have 34 professionals and half a dozen academy players. We tend to bring through players earlier and use opportunities like this to accelerate their development,” said the coach.

“Also, in Australia we simply do not have the opportunity to play such physical football before the start of the Super Rugby competition and this pre-season competition has thus been good for us, enabling the players to understand the intensity and physicality, as well as achieving some cohesion.”

“Cape Town has been fantastic and we would love to be back for next year’s Neo Africa Tri-Series.”

Game 1 of the Neo Africa Tri-Series:
Vodacom Stormers 54 – Western Force 12

Game 2 of the Neo Africa Tri-Series:
Sharks 0 – Western Force 26

Game 3 of the Neo Africa Tri-Series:
29 January at 7pm: Vodacom Stormers vs Sharks

Tickets for the final match of the Neo Africa Tri Series are now on sale through Computicket Outlets Nationwide for R50 (seating), R20 (standing) and R10 (scholars enclosure)