Daley extends contract with Force

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Super Rugby Champion and former Wallaby Ben Daley will continue his career in the West, re-signing with the Force for a further two season.

The three-time capped Wallaby played eight games for the club this season before a knee injury against the Lions in May.

It has been a turbulent ride for the injured ravaged prop, who was one of the Club’s marquee signings from the Reds in 2017, however the 28-year-old remained upbeat about his playing future.
“I feel like my career has been reinvigorated coming into a new environment and I’m pumped to continue to develop my game over the next few years.
“There’s a lot of young guys that are so keen to play, stamp their authority on Super Rugby and then a really good mix of senior players and having that mix moving forward is really important in the direction of this team.”
Daley had no regrets with the decision to stay, praising the coaching staff and young roster.
“I needed a fresh start and the move has revived my love of the game and the team were great when I first arrived.

“With such a great group of young guys in the team showing so much enthusiasm, you can’t help but feed off that and it’s just been a great move for me.”
Force Head Coach Dave Wessels said Daley has had a significant impact on the playing group since arriving in lat 2016.
“Ben is a Super Rugby winner and knows what it takes to be successful.

“He’s shown tremendous courage to overcome a number of injury set-backs to perform at a very high level this season.”
“As a group, we are very particular about the type of personality we are looking for, players must show a maturity to their preparation, be willing to make a contribution to improve their team mates and have a fierce competitive edge.
Daley’s will take no further part in Super Rugby and NRC this season, with a comeback earmarked for round one in 2018.