A powerhouse of the front row with 52 appearances for the club and eight Wallabies caps, Tai McIsaac is a Western Force legend.
Having represented the U21 Australia water polo team, McIsaac was 24 when he played his first game of rugby. The Gold Cost-born hooker with New Zealand heritage made his Super Rugby debut for the Queensland Reds in 2003 before signing with the Force for their inaugural 2006 campaign.
McIsaac forged a reputation as one of the finest scrummaging hookers in the country and proved a vital member of the Force squad from 2006-2009. Amazingly, McIsaac played 52 of his Force matches without missing a game before retiring in 2009.
During his time at the Force, McIsaac’s quality in the scrum, ball skills, and work ethic saw him earn eight Test caps for the Wallabies after making his debut in a commanding 34-3 win over England in Sydney.
McIsaac moved into coaching after calling time on his playing career. Following time in Japan with Honda Heat and Toyota Industry Shuttles, he returned to the Force in 2015 as an assistant coach and head coach of Perth Spirit before moving back to Japan with Toyota Verblitz.