Western Force bolster pack
August 9, 2011
McCaffrey will hope to get substantial game time under his belt in the forthcoming season © Getty Images
The Western Force have bolstered their pack for next year's Super Rugby campaign with the singing of Waratahs loose-forward Lachlan McCaffrey.
McCaffrey, a former Australia Under-20 international, made his debut for the 'Tahs in 2010 but missed the majority of 2011 with a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
"Lachie is someone who has the physical traits around the breakdown and is skilled in the lineout," Force coach Richard Graham said. "He also has the capacity in his game to run a little wider and that can open up our attacking options."
McCaffrey is keen to put his injury problems behind him and challenge for a first-team berth in Perth.
"I was out for eight months with my leg injury and you realise how lucky you are just to be playing," he said. "You realise that every training session you need to get as much out of it as you can and every time you play you have to keep improving.
"There are some great players in the back-row at the club, that's one of the main reasons for coming over. There is a good balance and a challenge to better myself as a rugby player."
Meanwhile, lock Phoenix Battye has been handed a spot in the first-team squad and inked a new contract with the franchise.
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