Berne stresses Force need to be dynamic

Date published: January 10 2017

Western Force assistant coach Shaun Berne has stressed that his side need to be dynamic to be competitive in Super Rugby.

The former Waratahs player joins the side in wake of a poor season for the Force where they finished last in the Australia group and third last in the overall Super Rugby standings.

Berne says he will develop his players into a well-rounded outfit.

“Are the Western Force with Shaun Berne as one of their coaches going to be a kicking team, a running team, a passing team?” Berne told the West Australian.

“We’re going to try and do all those things but when we do them and why we do them – we’ll keep the opposition guessing.

“How does that look when you break it down to rugby specifics – it’s total rugby.

“You can’t be a one trick pony. We need variation.

“There are no numbers on backs. It’s playing what you see in front of you.

“We will keep using what has worked but we need to clear up the stuff that hasn’t worked, identify those areas that need change.

“I’m trying not to have too many pre-conceived ideas on players. I will judge players on what I see.”