Assistant Coach, Dylan Parsons reflects on the Super W trial match 63-0 victory over the South Australian Black Falcons.
With Round 1 12 days away, the Squad is shaping up in dominant form, winning both their pre-season hit outs at HBF Park. The Force Super W team will travel to Sydney next Thursday to face the NSW Waratahs at Allianz Stadium on Friday 24 March at 2:05 pm AWST.
Highlights of Saturday's match
"The main highlights of the game were that we got all of our squad out there and experienced playing at HBF Park in the Western Force jersey."
"Samoan recruit Saelua Leaula has been excellent. For someone of her standard, who can play multiple positions, be really instinctive and come out and play what's in front of her is great to see. She is very adaptable, which helps a lot with our team, and if that's the right thing for the team, that's what she'll do."
"Yuna played 80 minutes and did really well; this just shows the class that she brings. Along with Natsuki, these two Japanese recruits show respect on and off the field, bringing a lot to the team. One thing that stood out to me was that they played the game and bowed right after; that just shows their respect for the game."
Looking ahead to Round 1
"The main thing now is that we know what the Waratahs bring, and it's a level above, so something out of today's match is that we stuck in and played our game which was a real positive. Sometimes we can get too excited and go away from what we practice at training, but we were able to stay at it for most of the game. So this is what we will take into the Tahs."
"It's critical that we receive as many pre-season trials as possible. We've never had trial games until this year, so to South Australia to come across and have an extra game is vital to our preparation. Getting these two under our belt, especially this one shows they can have a team in the future, and we can have more teams and expand the franchise."
"For the Academy girls to pull on the jersey and play at HBF Park motivates them to show their dedication to where they can be. When Super W season comes around, they can see where they can play and possibly earn the spot to run on. For these players to do it in a trial format shows that it's real and achievable."