Force move to sign young guns
Force move to sign young guns

UPDATE: Western Force have re-signed towering young second-rower Adam Coleman and local prop Ollie Hoskins, who have both featured in this season's resurgence.

They are also hoping to retain bullocking back-rower Angus Cottrell, tipped as a possible bolter for Wallabies selection.

There are suggestions Queensland coach Richard Graham is interested in Cottrell.

Graham lured Coleman to Perth from Brisbane club Wests - ironically current coach Michael Foley's former club - when he was the Force coach.

Foley stressed the importance of keeping young players.

"There are one or two guys we might want to bring in, but retention is the priority," Foley said.

"We are looking to build depth in our squad.

"We have got guys that are playing well right across the team. We've got a great group that are playing for each other, getting better all the time."

Coleman missed the first two games this year with a hand injury, but Hoskins and Cottrell have featured in all nine matches.

Coleman was in last year's Force pre-season, but returned to NSW and made his Super Rugby debut against the WA club after being called up by the Waratahs in their 28-13 win at nib Stadium.

Hoskins made his debut for the Force from the reserves bench in this season's opening match.

He has come through the RugbyWA pathway.

- Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been given a suspended six-month ban after being found guilty of abusing a cameraman.

Cheika pleaded guilty to misconduct at a SANZAR hearing last night.

He repeatedly told a South African cameraman to "f… off" during his side's match with the Sharks in Durban in March.

The West Australian

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