READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE: Coach Heyneke Meyer. CREDIT: Sourced

Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer wants to put the force back in the Western Force.

After the sacking of head coach Michael Foley, Meyer has indicated that he will be interested in coaching the Perth Sper Rugby outfit.

Meyer says: “I’ll definitely look at the [Force] opportunity if there’s something in the pipeline.

“I think there’s a great opportunity there.”

Most coaches would shy away from the potential disaster that could ensue from filling a role that was left vacant in such an abrupt manner, but Meyer instead views it as a challenge.

He adds: “The Force have got a lot of good things going for them.

“Since the Force started I always thought it was a great, great, great place to build a team.

“I’ve always liked the underdog. The big challenge is where you take a team.

“The challenge is to build a team, to take it and mould it the way you want.

“They’ve got good youngsters and I’ve watched Super Rugby this season quite intensively.

“A lot of the games they lost were quite close. They lacked a bit of experience.

“It’s a building process and while you would need to give it some time, you still have to win.

“If they can keep the core of players together, success will come.

“You need a culture, like-minded people who want to be world class, who are willing to work hard, whose work ethic is really high and want to build something.”