Force Legends Series - Pek Cowan

Pekahou Cowan is a Force legend through and through. The skilful front rower is the second most capped player for the club, with 137 appearances to his name and he remains a fan favourite amongst the Sea of Blue.

Cowan’s influence expanded beyond the Force, with fond memories of the prop plying his trade with Nedlands throughout his time in Western Australia.

At the age of 23, Cowan made his Wallabies Test debut against Italy in Melbourne. The memorable occasion was fittingly marked with a 34-12 win and Cowan would go on to earn 10 caps for Australia, having progressed through the Force development pathway and the Australian Schoolboys system.

From 2006 to 2017, Cowan was an integral member of the Force unit and always wore the jersey with pride and passion. Never afraid of a contest or hard work, Cowan was an exemplary professional who embodied and help form the foundations of what it means to be part of the Force family representing WA.

After over a decade with the club, Cowan made the move to Japan for a successful two seasons with the Shimizu Blue Sharks in 2019 and 2020.

Cowan heeded the call when the Force returned to the Super Rugby competition in 2020. As a foundation member of the Western Force, it was special to see a player of Pek’s significance to the club return in such a formative and historic moment.

Cowan, as the fierce competitor he is, continues to play the game we love in his hometown for the Wellington Lions in the National Provincial Championships in New Zealand.