Force's 2024 Super W squad confirmed with seven extended members

Mon, Feb 19, 2024, 11:00 PM
BS
by Ben Somerford

The Western Force have completed their 34-player squad for the 2024 Super Rugby Women’s season which starts on Friday 15 March.

Over the past eight weeks, the Force have drip-fed out the 2024 signings headlined by Wallaroos duo Trilleen Pomare and Michaela Leonard who will be captain and vice-captain respectively, along with a host of international players and exciting local talent.

Today’s announcement is part of a league-wide Super W release of all six squads, while the Force have also today named a seven-player extended squad; Katie Barnes, Tais Costa Gomes, Tanei Daniels, Nami Dickson, Lucy Dinnen, Zoe Elliot and Paihau Pomare.

The extended squad players can only play if there is a major injury to any members of the Super W squad. Among the extended squad is 2021 Super W Player of the Year Lucy Dinnen who has joined from the Queensland Reds.

The Force also confirms the Club’s 2024 pre-season trial games’ schedule that includes two dates with Tokyo Sankyu Phoenix, followed by clashes with the Rebels in Melbourne and Queensland Country in Perth.

2024 Western Force Super W squad

Emilya Byrne, Sara Cline, Rosie Ebbage, Kendra Fell, Zoe Gillard, Haylee Hifo, Sheree Hume, Tamika Jones, Natsuki Kashiwagi, Saelua Leaula, Nicole Ledington, Michaela Leonard, Keira MacAskill, Rosie McGehan, Hera-Barb Malcolm Heke, Hinata Komaki, Alapeta Ngauamo, Renae Nona, Hannah Palelei, Trilleen Pomare, Ariana Ruru-Hinaki, Anneka Stephens, Pia Tapsell, Libya Teepa, Harono Te Iringa, Brooklyn Teki-Joyce, Dallys Tini, Alanis Toia, Numi Tupaea, Braxton Walker, Aiysha Wigley, Samantha Wood - Seneti Kilisimasi, Siutiti Ma’ake (PacificAus Sports scholarships)

2024 Western Force extended squad

Katie Barnes, Tais Costa Gomes, Tanei Daniels, Nami Dickson, Lucy Dinnen, Zoe Elliot, Paihau Pomare

Force pre-season trial games schedule

Western Force v Tokyo Sankyu Phoenix – Friday 23 February 4:30pm, HBF Park

Western Force v Tokyo Sankyu Phoenix – Tuesday 27 February 6pm, UWA Sports Park (scrimmage game)

Melbourne Rebels v Western Force - Saturday 2 March, Moorabbin

Western Force v Queensland Country - Saturday 9 March 4pm, Southern Lions RUFC, Success

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