Club stalwart Pek Cowan is one the last two remaining inaugural Road Safety Western Force players alongside Matt Hodgson. The veteran loosehead added 12 caps in 2016 and with 117 Super Rugby appearances to his name the 30-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. The 10-time capped Wallaby is a cornerstone of the Force pack with his technical scrummaging ability, strength and fearlessness and contact and ability to get over the gain all features of his game. Cowan was in fine form for the Perth Spirit on the way to the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship title and is primed for another big year in his 12th season with the club.
Plays 12 Super Rugby matches with 11 appearances in the starting XV. Played four matches for the Perth Spirit including Grand Final win over NSW Country.
Plays 14 Super Rugby matches; becomes second-most capped Force player behind Matt Hodgson on April 24th against the Chiefs in Waikato, New Zealand. debut.
Forms a regular starting front-row combination with Nathan Charles and Kieran Longbottom; selected for the Wallabies squad, earning two caps off the bench against France in the June Test series and three in the Rugby Championship.
Plays 15 matches for the Western Force, starting at loosehead in all and scores two tries; takes on captaincy in the Round One, Five and Six.
Plays all 16 matches for the Western Force, starting 15.
Plays 12 matches during the Western Force season; misses the final four matches of the season after suffering a broken cheekbone in the 13-all draw against the Brumbies; earns selection on the Wallabies’ bench against Samoa but does not get on the field; earns his fifth Test cap off the bench in the Wallabies’ 39-20 win over South Africa in Sydney.
Plays 10 matches – starting at both hooker and loosehead during the Super Rugby season; scores his maiden Super Rugby try in the Western Force’s 24-16 win over the Crusaders in Perth; replaces Salesi Ma’afu off the bench to earn a cap in the Wallabies’ 49-3 win over Fiji in Canberra.
Plays 13 matches for the Western Force, starting in 12; wins the ‘Force Man’ Award for the Western Force; makes his Test debut for the Wallabies in their 34-12 win over Italy in Melbourne; called into the Wallabies’ Tri Nations squad, earning caps off the bench against South Africa (Brisbane) and New Zealand (Wellington); selected for Wallabies’ Spring Tour and coming off the bench against Gloucester and starting at loosehead against Cardiff.
Makes his Super Rugby starting debut against the Cheetahs in Week Two; plays nine matches – starting in eight – during the Super Rugby season; a member of the Australia A squad that finishes runner-up in the Pacific Nations Cup, losing to New Zealand, 21-18, in the final.
Represents Perth Spirit in the one-off Australian Rugby Championship, losing to eventual champions, Central Coast Rays, 27-19, in the semi-final.
Makes his Super Rugby debut off the bench against the Waratahs in Week Six.
A member of the Australian side that finishes runner-up to South Africa (20-15) in the IRB Under 21 World Championship in Argentina; selected in his second Australian squad that finishes third in the IRB Under 19 World Championship in South Africa; signs with the Western Force along with Australian Under 21 teammates Digby Ioane and Scott Daruda.
Selected for his second year of Australian Schoolboys, defeating Samoan Schools 19-12 but falling to NZ Schools, 20-16; selected for the Australian side that finished sixth at the IRB Under 19 World Championship in South Africa.