The Western Force is delighted to announce the re-signing of WA-born fly-half Reesjan Pasiota on a two-year deal seeing him stay in his home state until the end of the 2025 season.
Reesjan is a dynamic player with an outstanding kicking game, playing every match of the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific Season for the Western Force.
He stepped onto the professional stage after being signed by the Brumbies as a Year 11 student and last year made his mark on the competition in the blue jersey.
"I'm just happy to be around for another two years. I really enjoyed my season last year, I'm disappointed I couldn't play this season, but I am looking forward to working on and building my game," Reesjan commented.
"When you are injured, it gets hard, so I am grateful that Crono [Simon Cron] and Hodgo [Matt Hodgson] backed me and am excited for the years ahead."
"One of the reasons I have stayed committed to the Force is so young boys and girls want to look up to the team and play for this great club. So, to be able to stick around for another two years gives me enough time to help grow the game here and make young kids in WA want to play for their local clubs and in Super Rugby or Super W."
Head coach Simon Cron attests Pasitoa's size and natural talent as markers for a dynamic 'beastly' fly-half.
"He's a beast for a fly-half; there aren't many 100kg fly-halves going around. He's got real talent, so we have to nurture that for him to be successful here at the Force," Cron said.
"We are excited to coach him and get him back out on the field."
"From a distance looking at Perth and the Force, one of the guys that excited you in the playing group is Reesjan; unfortunately, when playing in clubland, he suffered an ACL injury. During his rehab, he has been a sponge listening to coaches and developing his rugby brain off the field."
Soaking up the experienced minds of the coaching panel, Pasitoa has kept his absence on the field from stunting his rugby learnings, diving into the code via the screen and studying the game's art.
"The level of detail and homework the coaches provide us is unlike what I've seen before. They have grown my game as they challenge me to study other 10's around the world and point out areas where I can improve my game," Pasitoa mentioned.
"I do this as I want to win a comp. I'm a very competitive person, I want to win games. So my personal goals are I want to make a Wallabies camp, but it's just one foot in front of the other right now."