Hugh McMeniman 'relishing' Super Rugby return

McMeniman 'relishing' Super Rugby return
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Western Force forward Hugh McMeniman says that he is pleased "to be back in a competitive environment".

Western Force forward Hugh McMeniman has revealed that he is pleased "to be back in a competitive environment" after spending three years in Japan with the Kubota Spears.

The 29-year-old also admitted that the Japanese game is less physical, an aspect that he missed while playing overseas.

"It has been really good to be back in a competitive environment. It is a different style of play to Japan. In Japan it is much faster with a 'helter-skelter' approach, with lots of quick taps, while at the ruck the ball really spits out," he told Sky Sports News.

"In Super Rugby the contact is a lot harder and it's more physical. To be honest being over in Japan probably saved my body a bit."

Force finished bottom of the Australian conference last season.

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