Glen Innes export Alex Newsome continued to impress for his new Super Rugby franchise.
Newsome, 21, made a telling contribution for the Western Force at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens on the weekend. The utility back was strong for a Force line-up that was only one of two Australian sides to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural tournament.
Newsome delivered the final pass for both of the Western Australian side's tries in their opening 14-10 loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
The first was a well-timed and executed flick pass back inside to number eight Ross Haylett-Petty as the Bulls cover defence came across to halt his run to the line.
Western Force then went down to the Hurricanes 17-12, but finished Pool D in second spot courtesy of a hard-fought 7-5 defeat of Toulon. That booked the side a spot in the quarter-finals and a re-match against the Bulls, who finished top of Pool C. Newsome scored a try which put the Force 12-0 ahead at half-time, crossing untouched after a great backline move.
But the South African combination staged a second-half fightback.
The Bulls opened their account three minutes into the second-half and scored twice again to snatch a semi-final berth from the Force's grasp.
The Chiefs downed the Bulls in the semi-final and went on to lift the trophy courtesy of a 12-5 final defeat of the Crusaders.