Force complete backline boost

The Western Force have recruited Hurricanes centre Jayden Hayward as their third and final foreign signing.

Hayward follows other foreign inclusions in Cheetahs flyhalf Sias Ebersohn and Blues scrumhalf Alby Mathewson.

Force coach Mick Foley has also signed backline players Sam Norton-Knight, Solomoni Rasolea, Mick Snowden, Ed Stubbs and Chris Tuatara-Morrison for next season.

‘We’re looking forward to what our backline will offer in 2013 and Jayden is one of a number of up-and-coming players who will make a key contribution to that,’ said Foley.

Western Force squad – Chris Alcock, Phoenix Battye, Richard Brown, Nathan Charles, Angus Cottrell, Pek Cowan, Tetera Faulkner, James Hilterbrand, Matt Hodgson, Kieran Longbottom, Toby Lynn, Salesi Ma’afu, Salesi Manu, Lachlan McCaffrey, Ben McCalman, Hugh McMeniman, Rory Walton, Ben Whittaker, Sam Wykes, Nick Cummins, Patrick Dellit, Sias Ebersohn, Kyle Godwin, Jayden Hayward, Alfie Mafi, Alby Mathewson, Sam Norton-Knight, Ed Stubbs, Solomoni Rasolea, Brett Sheehan, Michael Snowden.