Force hit hard by skipper’s injury in trial success

THE Western Force has suffered a cruel blow just a fortnight out from the start of the 2015 Super Rugby season, with captain Matt Hodgson injuring a hamstring in his teams's 38-19 trial win against the Asia Pacific Dragons.

Hodgson left the UWA Sports Ground on crutches and underwent scans. He was rested from his team's previous game - a 31-21 win over the Brumbies.

If the classy open-side flanker fails to recover for the season opener against New South Wales in Sydney next Sunday, he will be replaced by Chris Alcock.

The 26-year-old has been in excellent form during the two pre-season trials.

"He (Hodgson) felt a little tweak in his hamstring so we brought him off," Force coach Michael Foley said.

"We'll know more when we get some scans." The Force will have this weekend off before kicking off the season against the Waratahs in Sydney next Sunday.

Topics:  injury matt hodgson super rugby western force

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

EXCLUSIVE: Juanes, the Latin heartthrob coming to Bluesfest

ON STAGE: Juanes performs at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall on in New York.

He has sold 15 million records and won 20 Latin Grammys

Helping out our Younger Heroes

HEROES: Damien Schofield with some of the attendees at the most recent Younger Heroes camp at Mount Warning

Yonger Heroes score bank award.

These Vampires live on jazz

MUSICIAN: Alex Boneham.

The Australian Music Prize nominated jazz-world band play this week

Local Partners