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By Force Media Unit
The Western Force will now complete their pre-season preparations against the Pampas XV at ‘The Force Field’ (nib Stadium) on Friday, 14 February.
The final pre-season match will provide the Western Australian club with its first opportunity to play on the renovated surface at their home venue.
The match against the Argentinian side was initially scheduled for Arena Joondalup, however, has relocated to accommodate the Big Day Out and NAB Cup fixtures.
The Force will kick off their pre-season fixtures against Samoa A in Rockingham on Friday, 7 February.
Tickets for that match are now available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.au).
Tickets for the match against Pampas XV will be available for pre-purchase next week through Ticketmaster.
RugbyWA CEO Mark Sinderberry says the matches will whet the appetite of the Force’s supporter base, the Sea of Blue, ahead of the club’s Super Rugby season opener against the NSW Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday, 23 February.
"We’re very proud to have the opportunity to run both pre-season matches in front of our incredible Sea of Blue in Perth,” he said.
“We’re very pleased to be able to stage a regional pre-season match in Rockingham and we know there is fantastic support for rugby in the area.
“We’re also excited about providing our supporters with their chance to see our team in action at their home ground prior to the beginning of the season.”
RaboDirect Rebels flanker Jordy Reid has extended his contract at the Club and will remain a Rebel until at least the end of the 2017.