Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Force Ready to Concentrate on Stormers

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Force Ready to Concentrate on Stormers

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WESTERN Force will welcome back dynamic winger Napolioni Nalaga from injury as it prepares for tonight's massive clash with South African outfit the Stormers.

It has been an evenful few days for the Perth club after Richard Graham's defection to the Reds and subsequent departure.

But all the focus now is on tonight's game and the big Fijian international's return is a boost for defence and skills coach Phil Blake, who has the coaching reins until a replacement can be found for Graham.

Nalaga comes straight into the run-on side and his return is timely given a wrist injury to Cameron Shepherd which will sideline him for six weeks.

C[pounds sterling]Naps is very determined and eager to have an input into the second half of the season,C[yen] Blake said.

C[pounds sterling]He is raring to go. We just need to make the best use of his ability by getting him into the game, I have no doubt he can be a real force for us this weekend and for the remainder of the campaign. …

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