Industrious tighthead prop Tetera Faulkner added 10 caps to his name and brought up his 50th Road Safety Western Force cap against the Waratahs in front of the Sea of Blue in Round Seven. Over the last six seasons the 28-year-old has made a name for himself as a powerful scrummager, diligent worker all over the park and a strong ball runner. Faulkner suffered a serious achilles against the Round 15 and after a solid rehabilitation program will aim to come back stronger than ever around the midway point of the season and return to the form that saw him collect two Test caps in 2014.

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Stats

Games: 
55
Points: 
10
Tries: 
2
Conversions: 
0
Penalty Goals: 
0
Drop Goals: 
0
Timeline: 
2016
Plays 10 matches and earns 50th Western Force cap against Waratahs in Round Seven before suffering a season ending Achilles injury against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
2015
Plays all 16 matches for the Force in 2015, starting in 15 and scoring two tries. Represents the Perth Spirit in the Buildcorp NRC as one of the side’s two marquee players.
2014
Plays 14 matches starting at loosehead prop in the opening two matches of the season against the Waratahs and Brumbies; selected in the Wallabies squad for the final Bledisloe Cup match and the Spring Tour; plays three matches with the Perth Spirit
2013
Plays 12 matches for the Western Force, starting at tighthead in three; plays two matches for Wanneroo in the Pindan Premier Grade.
2012
Starts at loosehead prop for Western Force A against the Australian Barbarians, West Harbour, and Rebel Rising; makes his run-on debut against the Crusaders in Week 18; plays three Super Rugby matches for the Western Force; scores eight tries for Wanneroo in Pindan Premier Grade; starts at loosehead prop for Southern Districts in their 15-14 Shute Shield grand final loss to Sydney University.
2011
Member of the Waratahs Academy; signs with the Western Force until 2013; joins the Western Force on a short-term contract as injury cover; makes his Super Rugby debut off the bench against the Rebels in Week 18.
2010
A member of the Southern Districts side that finishes second in Sydney’s Shute Shield, but is knocked out by eventual premiers Sydney University (36-20) in their preliminary final.
2009
Spends a year away from rugby working as a labourer in Melbourne.
2008
Member of the Brumbies Academy; member of the Australian Under 20 side that finishes fifth at the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship in Wales; represents Tuggeranong in Canberra’s John I Dent Cup.
2007
Joins the Brumbies Academy; starts in four of the five matches for the Australian side that finishes third – defeating Wales, 25-21 in the play-off – at the IRB Under 19 World Championship; awarded ACT Under 19 Player of the Year.
2006
Called into the Australian Schoolboys side that defeated Fiji Under 18 (15-3) but went down to NZ Schools, 18-8.