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The Western Force has secured its lockdown stocks, with Ryan McCauley and Will Sankey signing new deals to stay at the club.

McCauley joined the Force in 2021 and has become an important member of the second tier after making 24 appearances in the last two Super Rugby seasons.

Having gained English Premiership experience with Exeter Chiefs in the previous off-season and enjoying consistent playing time this year, the 25-year-old former Junior Wallaby has taken his game to a new level in 2022.

The 203cm lock can’t wait for the 2023 season to begin after signing a one-year contract.

“I’m very grateful to re-sign and to be able to stay with the Force for another season,” McCauley said. “It’s exciting that Simon Cron is joining the club as we have worked together before. I know the skills he brings to the team and I think he will complement the team well.

“I look forward to continuing to develop my game here and giving back to the Force, which I have come to love during my time here.”

Their towering striker Sankey made his Super Rugby Pacific debut in Round 8 this year. The skilled carpenter answered the call to join the Force while plying his trade.

Having previously played for the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championships, Sankey, 24, has put pen to paper on a two-year contract after impressing in his three appearances in the 2022 campaign.

“I had a taste of Super Rugby this year and am delighted to be involved with the Western Force for a few more years,” Sankey explained. “I was there as a carpenter when I got the first call about playing for the Force, so I grabbed it with both hands. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine, so this It’s great that it happened like that.” “Hopefully we can play consistent rugby and move up the ranks. I am ready to do my part and work hard for the club.

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