Five players to leave the Western Force

Five players to leave the Western Force

The Western Force thanks Tim Anstee, Chase Tiatia, Ryan Coxon, Ben Funnell and Taqele Naiyaravoro who will depart the Club at the conclusion of their contracts on June 30.


Anstee played 45 games across five seasons for the Force, winning the Club’s Nathan Sharpe medal for the 2022 campaign.

Tiatia played 27 games in two seasons with the Force and was the Club’s joint leading try scorer with six in the 2024 season.

Funnell, Coxon and Naiyaravoro were all on injury replacement contracts during 2024 and provided valued input in the short time they were at the Club.

Force general manager of rugby Chris Goodman said: “Chase and his partner Eaden will leave the Force at the end of June having fully immersed themselves into the Club and Perth for the last two years. He will be missed by the close friends he has made here and the Sea of Blue.

“Tim and his partner Samantha have contributed positively to the club on and off the field for the last five seasons. Tim's hard work and dedication is acknowledged by everyone at the club including the Sea of Blue to whom he is a favourite. Tim has always been a team man and a hell of an athlete.

“We wish all these players the best of luck for their future endeavours.”

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