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    Daley extends Force stay

    2017-06-27 22:26

    Cape Town - Force prop Ben Daley has re-signed for a further two seasons with the Western Australian franchise, securing his future until the end of the 2019 season.

    The three-time capped Wallaby has played eight games for the club this season, and has been in near career best form, but unfortunately was struck down with an ACL injury in Round 10.

    The tough loosehead says it was an easy decision to stay in Perth and is looking forward to being a part of the future of this team.

    “I’m super excited to extend my time at a great club,” he said.

    “I feel like my career has been reinvigorated coming into a new environment and I’m pumped to continue to develop my game over the next few years.

    “There’s a lot of young guys that are so keen to play, stamp their authority on Super Rugby and then a really good mix of senior players and having that mix moving forward is really important in the direction of this team.”

    Daley further mentioned that the transition to Perth has been an enjoyable one and that he looks forward to furthering his career in sunny Western Australia.

    “I needed a fresh start and the move has revived my love of the game and the team were great when I first arrived," he added.

    "With such a great group of young guys in the team showing so much enthusiasm, you can’t help but feed off that and it’s just been a great move for me.”

    Force head coach Dave Wessels praised Daley’s season and says he is exactly the type of personnel he wants on his team.

    “Ben is a Super Rugby winner and knows what it takes to be successful," he said.

    "He’s shown tremendous courage to overcome a number of injury set-backs to perform at a very high level this season.”

    “As a group, we are very particular about the type of personality we are looking for, players must show a maturity to their preparation, be willing to make a contribution to improve their team mates and have a fierce competitive edge.

    “Ben ticks all three of those boxes and we’re delighted that he’s agreed to extend his time with us.”

    Daley’s rehabilitation is on target and is set to return for Round One next season.

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