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Ex-cricket boss linked with Force

27th August 2013 19:03

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Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur has been linked with a development and recruitment role at the Western Force.

Arthur has reportedly been in discussions with Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry over linking up with the club, according to the Canberra Times.

The South African allegedly has strong connections back in his home country and played a role in the recruitment of fly-half Sias Ebersohn from the Cheetahs.

Arthur was sacked by the Australian Cricket team earlier this year, but still lives in Perth and has developed a relationship with Force boss Michael Foley, as he previously stated.

'I'm very passionate about rugby union,'' said Arthur back in January.

''I've jumped on the Western Force and talk a lot to Michael Foley, and I'm trying to help the Force with a little bit of recruitment from South Africa.''

The Force already have a number of South African players in their squad, including lock Wilhelm Steenkamp, Ebersohn and new signings former Stormers centre Marcel Brache and prop Chris Heiberg.

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