NSW Waratahs utility back Jono Lance has set his sights on locking down a flyhalf berth after signing on with the Western Force for the next two Super Rugby seasons.
Lance, who can play flyhalf, centre, and fullback, was a starting member of the Queensland Reds’ title-winning side in 2011, before joining the NSW Waratahs ahead of the 2014 season.
The 24-year-old has struggled to cement a regular berth at the Waratahs, and is keen to make a mark when he joins the Force next year.
“Over the past few seasons I’ve sat in the wings behind a number of Wallaby five-eighths, Wallaby centres, and Wallaby fullbacks,” Lance said.
“I’ve grown and learned a lot from them over the last few years, but now I’m really keen to make a position my own.
“Luke Morahan’s one of my best mates and he says how much he enjoys living over there (in Perth), and how much he loves being a part of the squad at the Force.
“It’s a great group of guys that get along really well, and it’s important to have that in a rugby team.”
If Lance is to achieve his wish by taking over the Force flyhalf role, he’ll have to usurp South African Sias Ebersohn, who has been the club’s preferred No.10 over the past three seasons.
The Force are in last spot despite their shock win over the Waratahs a fortnight ago.
The Perth-based franchise had the bye last week, and will be aiming to make it two wins on the trot when they take on the Highlanders at nib Stadium on Saturday night.