Lance pens new Force deal
Cape Town - The Force continue to strengthen their side for 2018, with
the re-signing of classy flyhalf Jono Lance for next season.
Lance, currently sitting on 49 Super Rugby caps, has played
10 matches for the Force this season before being struck down with a broken
hand and will be looking to pick up where he left off against the Rebels in
The former Australia Sevens representative says he looks
forward to a future in the West and is excited about what this team can
“I’m really pumped to be staying in Perth,” Lance told the
Force's official website.
“The last two years have been really exciting for me, I feel
I’ve made Perth my home now and really enjoying the group of guys here, it’s
our own little family.”
Lance went on to say that the future of professional rugby
in Western Australia is a bright one and looks forward to progressing his
career in the Force blue.
“I think you get a good vibe from the crowd and the fans
that are out there, and how passionate they are about rugby," he added.
“This is my third team and I can safely say the fans here
are as good as you’ll get. They stick around through the tough times, they get
behind you when you need it and I know something is building in this team so
it’s going to be great when we get to share that with them.”
Western Force attack coach Shaun Berne believes the
re-signing of Lance is another quality addition to the 2018 squad.
“Jono adds a lot of experience in a vital position for
us," he said.
"He’s won two Super Rugby titles with two different
teams and has a very good understanding of what that takes.”
“He’s a very abrasive defender and prepared to play forward
at the line on attack. It’s fantastic that he’s decided to stay with us.”