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Schedule upsets Western Force

25th May 2014 11:38

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Michael Foley W Force v Rebels SR 2013

Unhappy: Michael Foley

Force coach Michael Foley is upset with the Super Rugby organisers as his side prepares to face a team in a third different country inside 14 days.

The Australian side began their difficult stretch in Cape Town against the Stormers before travelling back to Perth to tackle the Lions. However, they now must go to Christchurch for a tough game with the Crusaders, scheduled for next Friday, something which has clearly irked boss Foley.

"It's massive, and made more difficult by the way it's been scheduled with the six-day turnaround," Foley told AAP as he readies his men for the trip.

"We travelled from South Africa to Perth, the blokes were under enormous stress to play, and now they are put under further stress by having to fly to New Zealand on Monday on a six-day turnaround.

"Our guys will front up, because they'll always front up. But the scheduling is not the best."

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