Argonaut Gold and Nedlands flanker Will Brock has joined the Western Force Gold tour of South Africa, which left Perth for Johannesburg this morning.
The 20 year old has put in strong performances in both the Australian Rugby Shield and the local First Grade competitions this year, and has previously played Australian Sevens team, Australian 19s and Australian Schoolboys.
Brock will replace Tim Davidson in the touring squad, who has been released from the Emirates Western Force for personal reasons.
Western Force Gold coach John Mulvihill said the squad had trained with enthusiasm during the week and all of its members were looking forward to the tour.
‘There’s a great vibe amongst fellas and they’re really excited at the prospect of playing some quality opposition,’ he said.
Dan Bailey*, Will Brock*, Richard Brown, Vitori Buatava, Luke Doherty (c), James Dougall*, Gavin DeBartolo, Tyler Edwards^, David Fitter, Josh Fuimaono, Luke Holmes, Brock James (vc), Elliot Kuhlman-Hall^, Ryan Lenegan*, Kieran Longbottom*, Chris O’Young, David Pocock, Zander Peden, Matt Shaw*, Haig Sare, Brett Stapleton, David Te Moana, Ryan Tyrell*, Ben Ward, Matt Windle, AJ Whalley
* – Emirates Western Force Academy member.
^ – Selected from WA club rugby (Edwards is also an Argonaut Gold squad member).
Wednesday 7 June ‘ Western Force Gold vs Wildebeests (Pietermaritzburg) ‘ 6.30pm (SA time)
Saturday 10 June ‘ Western Force Gold vs Golden Lions (Johannesburg) ‘ 3pm (SA time)
Wednesday 14 June ‘ Skills clinic in Soweto
Friday 16 June ‘ Western Force Gold vs Blue Bulls (Pretoria) ‘ 3pm (SA time)