PERTH - Western Force coach Phil Blake has urged his charges to give an extra "one or two per cent" for Nathan Sharpe's Perth farewell in tomorrow night's Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies.
The match will mark Sharpe's final home game in Perth before hanging up his Force boots at season's end, and Blake said it was important for the team to lift for the occasion.
"Sharpie has sacrificed a lot for this club over the past seven years," Blake said.
"You'd like to think that the guys would be able to extract another one or two per cent out of their games and their performance for the club and for Sharpie.
"In saying that, we won't be getting carried away.
"At the end of the day, our priority is going out there to win a game of footy and so, whatever the motivation is, we'll bring it.
"But we need a committed 80-minute performance before we can start dancing in the streets."
The Force have made two changes for the match, with flanker Richard Brown replacing injured Wallaby Ben McCalman, and scrumhalf Josh Holmes handed a starting berth ahead of Brett Sheehan.
The 13th-placed Force, who beat the Lions 17-11 before the recent international break, are desperate to finish off their season strongly.
"We've still got a lot to play for in the last three weeks of the competition."