Ruru remains at the Force

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:22
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TRANSFER NEWS: Western Force have re-signed scrumhalf Michael Ruru for two more seasons, after a strong start to his Super Rugby career playing nine games for the Western Australian club, including three run-on starts this season.

The Nedlands local has had a remarkable rise to Super Rugby, starring in the Pindan Premier Grade since 2012, before three quality seasons with the Perth Spirit in the National Rugby Championship.

Ruru says his first season of Super Rugby has been an incredible experience and the Western Force was the only team he wanted to continue his career with.

"It’s been pretty amazing, I really didn’t expect to get as much game time as I have this season. I knew it was going to be tough, but I feel I have brought something that fits to the way we play the game.

"I’m thankful that the Force, Dave and all the coaching staff have trusted me and put faith in me since pre-season started, and I’m just trying to repay them, the state of WA and the Road Safety Western Force for giving me the opportunity,"

The hard-working number nine has built his game on a solid work rate and strong running game, sitting in third position in the Super Rugby competition for scrumhalf runs and says that’s the way he likes to play the game.

"As most rugby fans do, I just like running rugby. I like to play hard, to play well and if I get to go on a few runs then that’s a bonus, but I know we’ve got some great attacking threats on the outside of me who can do that too,"

Western Force Attack Coach Shaun Berne says Ruru has been a barometer for the team this year and a vital part of the backline.

"Michael has been a real revelation for us in terms of how well he has played when given his opportunities," he said. "He’s a guy that plays with real passion and desperately wants to win. I’m delighted that he has re-signed with the Force,"

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Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28