Force aim for rare back-to-back Super wins

Justin Chadwick, AAP
Force aim for rare back-to-back Super wins

Two straight wins. It doesn't sound like much, but for the Western Force, it would mean big things.

The Force haven't strung together consecutive Super Rugby wins since beating the Brumbies and Bulls in April 2011.

But they have the chance to snap that barren run when they take on the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday night.

The Force were ruthless in last week's 32-7 win over the Melbourne Rebels, scoring four tries inside the opening 27 minutes to secure the bonus-point victory.

Force flanker Ben McCalman says the team are desperate to make another fast start and silence the home crowd at the indoor Forsyth Barr Stadium.

"The Force has been a side in the past which has been able to get the odd win against a big team, and then lose a few," McCalman said.

"Our focus is to get the two wins in a row.

"We've put everything into this week, to get the quick start again and continue the dominance we had in the first 20 minutes from last weekend."

The Force have won five straight games against the Highlanders, but the New Zealand outfit will enter the match fresh following last week's bye.

The Highlanders started their year with a 29-21 win over the Blues, before losing to the Chiefs 21-19.

The Force were walloped by the Waratahs and Brumbies in their opening two rounds, but are bristling with confidence following the win over the Rebels.