Western Force confirm retiring trio

Western Force confirm retiring trio

The Western Force have confirmed legendary trio Jeremy Thrush, Richard Kahui and Greg Holmes will be retiring at the end of the season.

They leave the game having played over 400 games of Super Rugby games and will potentially play their final at HBF Park on Saturday against the Hurricanes.

Thrush joined the club in 2018, playing across Global Rapid Rugby, the NRC and Super Rugby as he played a pivotal role in their 2020 return.

The 37-year-old will face his old team in his final regular season match, proud of the legacy he leaves behind.

“The support of the fans has been amazing, I’ve been blown away by it week in and week out,” Thrush said in a statement.

“This last chapter at the Force has been some of the most enjoyable of my career. The camaraderie we’ve had has been fantastic. I’ve turned up every day here with a smile on my face, and I’ve loved being a part of it.

“To see so many young players come here and go on to forge Super Rugby and international careers has been one of my favourite things to take out of my time here.”

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Kahui ends his career having done it all, winning a World Cup on home soil in 2011 before delivering the Chiefs a Super Rugby title in 2012.

The former Highlander and Chief signed for the Force in 2020 after seven seasons in Japan with Top League side Toshiba Brave Lupus, thankful for the opportunity the Force gave him.


Rounding out the list is Holmes, who ends a near two-decade career in Australian Rugby after making his debut with the Reds in 2005.

The front rower has made 169 appearances in Super Rugby (27 for the Force), becoming the oldest Wallaby since World War II when he came off the bench against Argentina last October.


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