Peni with the Force for two more years

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:55
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TRANSFER NEWS: New Zealand-born wing Chance Peni has extended his stat at the Western Force for two more seasons.

Peni has played six games this season, scoring three tries, before being struck down with a groin injury, which has kept him on the sidelines since Round Seven.

The man they call ‘Money Penny’ says that he’s thrilled to be re-signing with the WA-based club and to be playing in the Force blue next year.

"I’ve loved every minute of being back home," he said. "My dream has always been to play for the Force, and to now have that opportunity is just amazing.

"I’m excited for next season and looking forward to developing my game and playing an exciting brand of rugby for the Sea of Blue,"

The pacey wing attributes his good form to the coaching staff at the Force and admits the move back to WA and rugby union has been an enjoyable experience.

"I had a lot to learn when I first came back and the coaching staff were amazing. Working one-on-one with Shaun Berne has been huge for me and I still have a lot to learn, but my development will only get better playing here,"

Western Force Head Coach Dave Wessels says Peni has been a bright spark in attack this season and looks forward to seeing him develop over the next two seasons.

"This time last year I’d never heard of Chance Peni, but I was put onto him by his good friend Curtis Rona. Watching footage of him we quickly realised he was a big, athletic ball carrier with a surprising amount of skill.

"What we didn’t find out until we actually got him over here was that Chance wants to win and that he loves the confrontation in the game, which are both fantastic qualities in a young player.

"We’re delighted that he’s staying with us for two more years,"

Peni is on track to be back in front of the Sea of Blue for the huge clash with the Melbourne Rebels on Friday, July 7 at the Force Field.

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