Force sign former All Black Thrush for WSR

Justin Chadwick
The Western Force have signed former All Black Jeremy Thrush for World Series Rugby

The Western Force have added a pinch of All Blacks power to their list, signing lock Jeremy Thrush for World Series Rugby.

Thrush made 12 appearances for the All Blacks between 2013-15, earning man-of-the-match honours in a 24-16 win over Scotland in 2014.

The 33-year-old made 110 appearances for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby and has spent the past three years playing for Gloucester in the English Premiership.

The 198cm powerhouse won't feature for the Force in Sunday's clash with Tonga at nib Stadium.

But he could be available for the June 9 grudge match against the Melbourne Rebels.

The Rebels and Force were locked in a bitter fight for survival when Rugby Australian announced they would axe one of their five Super Rugby sides last year.

The Force ended up getting the chop but they have since been revived by mining magnate Andrew Forrest.

World Series Rugby kicked off with a bang last week, with a sellout crowd of 19,466 watching the Force beat the Fiji Warriors 24-14.