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Morahan hopes his Force move brings more caps

Luke Morahan hopes to get more game time with the Western Force

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Article Published: Wednesday 16 October 2013|

One time Wallaby Luke Morahan believes his move from the Reds to the Western Force will help him get back into the Australian national side.

Morahan won his one Wallaby cap in Australia's 6-9 loss to Scotland last year but he has now fallen out of the selection mix.

The former Sevens representative has won 46 Super Rugby caps with the Reds and has been on two Wallabies tours.

Morahan is hoping that he can impress his former Reds coach Ewen McKenzie enough for him to recall him to the Wallabies squad.

"One of my main reasons for coming over was to learn from the players and coaches and get to the next level and stay there," Morahan told The West Australian.

"I've been there (Reds) since I started my rugby career so I needed to get out and learn from different coaches and players.

"I'll benefit from it different voices, a different outlook on how to play rugby.

"The type of game plan the Force have and have been playing I've really enjoyed watching and I think I'll fit in really well.

"I like the type of football, the brand of football the Force play. They like to throw it around and have a good go."

Morahan is essentially a wing or fullback but he can also cover at outside centre although Force coach Michael Foley doesn't see him in that role.

"Anybody who has seen Luke play knows that he's a big, powerful outside back," Foley said.

"We specifically went into the market looking for some strength and depth in that area.

"He comes with the capacity to play any number of positions - 13, wing and full-back. We'll look more for him to play back three."

Twenty-three-year-old Morahan is expecting to get more game time with the Western Force as the Reds had greater depth in the outside backs.

"It was difficult to knuckle down and get a starting spot there but it's going to be the same here," he said.

"By no means am I in there starting for sure."

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