The past six years have been a rollercoaster for the Western Force. They were removed from Super Rugby but survived thanks to grassroots support and a generous billionaire. Then, the onset of COVID caused them to return to Super Rugby. They didn’t do much on the field for a while, but their coach Simon Cron is aiming to change that. The team had a lot of new players in 2023 and struggled with cohesion. However, they performed well at home and showed potential on their New Zealand tour. They ultimately missed out on the finals by two points, but the year was one of growth for them. Cron aims to build a competitive squad quickly and address depth issues. He’s also focusing on improving cohesion and creating an identity for the club. The team is a reflection of the diverse population in Perth, and Cron is working on improving their depth and cohesion for future seasons.