Alcock remains a Force

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:59
Large chris alcock

The Western Force’s retention drive has continued with Chris Alcock the latest to re-sign with the club for its 10th season of Super Rugby in 2015. 

The Western Force’s retention drive has continued with Chris Alcock the latest to re-sign with the Force for its 10th season of Super Rugby in 2015. 
 
Alcock, who has re-signed for another two seasons, has played 19 matches for the Western Force – and 44 Super Rugby matches in total. 
 
The 26-year-old was limited to just three matches this season as a result of a shoulder injury, having been one of two players – alongside scrumhalf Alby Mathewson – to have played every match the season prior. 
 
Alcock says he’s looking forward to returning to the field for the Force in 2015. 
 
“You definitely get the hunger to play again when you’re sitting on the sideline watching the guys win nine games, so I definitely want to get back out there and be a part of it,” he said. 
 
“I’m very excited to be back on board with the Force. We have a great group of guys here and I love living in Perth; it’s a great community and I was very excited when I got the opportunity to stay for another two years. 
 
“We’ve got some outstanding competition in the back row at the moment. If you’re feeling comfortable in a position you’re not being pushed and you’re not going to be playing at your best, and I think we’re all pushing each other to be the best players we can be. 
 
“The big thing at the moment is we want to play for each other and by doing that we’ve become close on and off the field. 
 
“When I signed on originally I felt this was a team on the way up.
 
"Last year we showed some of that potential and lost several close games, we just needed to learn how to close out games.
 
"This year we took that experience and learned from it.
 
"We’re showing that we’re a team to be reckoned with and we’re all very driven to take it to the next step next year.” 
 
Head Coach Michael Foley says Alcock will continue to be an important member of the Western Australian forward pack. 
 
“Chris has become a highly-regarded member of our squad over the last 18 months,” he said.
 
“With a back row of Chris, ‘Hodgo’ [Matt Hodgson], Benny [McCalman], Gus [Cottrell] and Brynard [Stander], we have players that carry well in attack as well as force turnovers through excellent pressure in defence. 
 
“Having known Chris over an extended period, I know playing for his mates matters to him and he has a burning desire to continue to improve. 
 
“While injury limited his opportunities in 2014, he will again be challenging the boys for a position in our match 23 next season.”
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Thu, 11 February 2016
Dragons v Connacht 19h30 Rodney Parade
Fri, 12 February 2016
Leinster v Zebre 19h30 RDS Arena
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h30 Kingspan Stadium
Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers 19h45 Kingston Park
Scarlets v Edinburgh 20h15 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 13 February 2016
Treviso v Cardiff Blues 12h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
France v Ireland 14h25 Paris
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Worcester Warriors v Bath 15h00 Sixways
Northampton Saints v London Irish 15h00 Franklin's Gardens
Gloucester v Harlequins 15h00 Kingsholm
Wales v Scotland 16h50 Cardiff
Sun, 14 February 2016
Italy v England 14h00 Rome
Saracens v Wasps 16h00 Allianz Park
Munster v Ospreys 17h00 Irish Independent Park
Mon, 15 February 2016
NMMU-Madibaz v Maties 14h45 Port Elizabeth
UP-Tuks v Shimlas 16h30 Pretoria
TUT v UWC 16h30 Pretoria
UKZN-Impi v Fort Hare 16h30 Pietermaritzburg
CUT-Ixias v UCT-Ikeys 16h30 Bloemfontein
NWU-Pukke v UJ 17h00 Potchefstroom
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0
Force 0 0 0 0 0
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Blues 0 0 0 0 0
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 0 0 0 0 0
Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Cheetahs 0 0 0 0 0
Sunwolves 0 0 0 0 0
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Sharks 0 0 0 0 0
Jaguares 0 0 0 0 0
Kings 0 0 0 0 0