Prop youngsters commit to the Force

Wed, Jun 1, 2022, 7:27 AM
by Western Force Media

Angus Wagner and Bo Abra have signed new two-year deals with the Western Force, which will see the duo remain at the club through to 2024.

Wagner, who joined the Force from the Brumbies in 2019, made four Super Rugby Pacific appearances this season to lift his tally to 22 Force caps (21 Super Rugby, one Global Rapid Rugby).

The 24-year-old prop recovered from a pre-season injury to re-join the squad in the latter stages of the campaign.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity and for the Force to back me for a further two seasons,” Wagner explained.

“I feel we’re building nicely as a club. As a team, we want to be putting together consistently strong performances. There’s no doubt we’re aiming for finals each year.”

Having joined the Force from the Canberra Vikings in 2021, Abra has enjoyed a breakout season making his Super Rugby Pacific debut in the Round 5 win against Fijian Drua.

The 22-year-old former Junior Wallaby played nine Super Rugby matches in 2022 and scored the first try of his career against the league-leading Blues in Round 11 at HBF Park.

“It’s a great feeling to be continuing my time with the Force. Perth is certainly my home away from home now.” Abra noted.

“I’m really proud to wear the Western Force jersey and represent WA. It’s been surreal to make my debut and then hold my spot this season, I’ve really enjoyed it.”

General manager of rugby Matt Hodgson is delighted to secure the services of the front row duo.

“Angus and Bo have adapted well to the demands of Super Rugby, and they’ve been progressing well,” Hodgson said.

“Having gained more valuable experience this season, I’m sure they’ll build on this momentum and continue to prove important members of the squad in the years to come.”

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