9 Jun 2011

O'Connor to stay in Perth for another season

12:26 pm on 9 June 2011

The brilliant young Wallaby back James O'Connor has committed to one more season with the Western Force, in a deal which will be formally announced after he finalises his contract with the Australian Rugby Union.

The 20-year-old's management team has already told the Queensland Reds, ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels he won't be coming their way next year, and with several key forwards also locked in for 2012, the Perth-based franchise seems to be well placed to break through for a finals berth next year.

O'Connor starred at five-eighth earlier this season and could even take on the key playmaker's role full-time next year if he wants to.