Versatile Zack Holmes is hoping a return home will put him back in the Super Rugby spotlight.
The Perth-born fly-half, who can also play full-back and centre, has moved from the Brumbies after struggling for opportunities behind Matt Toomua and Christian Leali'ifano.
Holmes had two years at the Force academy but left to join Sydney club Norths in 2011 where he broke the club points-scoring record before signing a two-year deal with the Brumbies.
He had a memorable run-on debut in 2012 against the Hurricanes, scoring a try and kicking four conversions and three penalties in a 37-25 win. He went on to score 74 points in eight games.
He has signed a two-year deal with the Force.
"When I left there was little bit of a sour taste," Holmes said. "You don't really want to leave home but I had a few injuries and needed a change of scenery and prove myself over east.
"I'm happy now to take this opportunity. I've been playing the last two years at 10, that's where I'd like to be playing, but I've also played full-back and a little bit at centre. I like that versatility but like to focus on the 10."
Holmes has joined the Force with a former Brumbies teammate, scrum-half Ian Prior, and will be looking to form a new combination."We're quite close and have been in a similar situation at the Brumbies where we didn't get a lot of opportunity," Holmes said. "We spent a lot of time training together, playing A games together."