Haylett-Petty back in Perth

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:35
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The Western Force have brought home another Perth local, with Dane Haylett-Petty signing for the 2014 Super Rugby season.
 

The Western Force have brought home another Perth local, with Dane Haylett-Petty signing for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

The Durban-born, Western Australia-raised outside back's signature follows the return of Perth-born flyhalf/fullback Zack Holmes for next season.

Head coach Michael Foley said bringing local talent like Holmes and Haylett-Petty back to Perth had been a focus for the organisation.

"We are determined to bring home quality Western Australian talent to represent the Force and we're very pleased to have secured both Zack and Dane," he said.

"Dane's had a number of good seasons with Biarritz and demonstrated last night against the British and Irish Lions, he has a desire to work off his wing and will have a lot to offer us next season."

The 23-year-old played three seasons for the Western Force between 2008 and 2010, making his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs five seasons ago.

Haylett-Petty was a member of the Australian Sevens side during the 2008/2009 Sevens World Series and featured prominently for the Australian Under-20 side in their IRB Junior World Championship in 2008 and 2009, including starting at fullback in their 2009 semifinal loss to South Africa.

The Hale School graduate returned to Force colours when he started on the right wing in the Western Australian's clash against the British and Irish Lions at Patersons Stadium.

Haylett-Petty says he is keen about returning to the Western Force on a more permanent basis.

"I'm really excited to be coming back to the Force," he said. "It was always the plan to come back to Australia and play Super Rugby, and my preference was to come back to the Force because it's home to me.

"Having been a part of the squad for the last week in the lead into the Lions match, you can see there's a great feeling there. The whole feel and atmosphere of the team has changed a great deal and I'm really excited about coming back.

"It was a great experience going overseas and I feel like I learnt a lot. You play 36 games a season against some of the best players and teams in Europe week in, week out which gave me some valuable experience, but I'm ready to come back and give Super Rugby a crack."

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19