Alex Newsome: Why the ARU can’t cut the Western Force

Western Force winger Alex Newsome believes his new club has some of the most passionate supporters in Australia and said the ARU would be crazy to lose their footprint across the Nullabor. The 22-year old former Eastern Suburbs back was invited to train with the Force late last year and played his way into matchday 23 on 12 occasions this season. “When I got here, I was blown away with how passionate the rugby community is here and I really don’t think people in the eastern states realise that. Sure, AFL is strong but the rugby community here absolutely love the game and it would be a real shame to see their team taken away,” Newsome told Rugby News. “The fans are amazing. When you turn up on game day, everyone is wearing Western Force colours and while the crowds aren’t always huge, it feel as though there are three times as many people in the stadium because they are so loud.” On the field, the Force won six games and finished second in the Australian conferen
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