The Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super Rugby competition.
It commenced competing in the 2006 season and finished with the wooden spoon in their first year, however its performances have greatly improved in 2007. The team was the fourth Australian team to be accepted into the competition.
They were coached by former New Zealand All Blacks coach, John Mitchell in the Super 14 but he was replaced in 2010 for the Super (15) Rugby tournament by Richard Graham.
The name was selected from a list of hundreds and was chosen to reflect power and solidity. RugbyWA said the name, "represents the natural elements that have shaped Western Australia — the waves, the heat and the wind — and the resources that have underpinned its economic strength."
The team's colours are Blue and Gold and the logo resembles the state's emblem, the Black Swan. Before the 2006 season commenced, the team already had over 20,000 members, the largest membership base of any of the Super 14 teams.
Super 15 postions
2012 .. 14th
2011 .. 12th
Super 14 positions
2010 .. 13th
2009 .. 8th
2008 .. 8th
2007 .. 7th
2006 .. 14th
Super 12 positions