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Western Force have strengthened their squad for next year's Super 15 by completing the signings of Eastern Suburbs back Pat Dellit and Australia Under-20s caps Paul Alo-Emile and Phoenix Battye.

Prop Alo-Emile and lock Battye were part of the junior Wallabies team that reached the final of the IRB Junior World Championships in Argentina earlier this year while Dellit has been rewarded for his outstanding performances in New South Wales state competition over the past two seasons, scoring 10 tries so far this term.

"We're very happy to welcome these three quality young men to our programme," said RugbyWA chief executive Vern Reid.

"Both Paul and Phoenix are exciting development propositions who have already shown enormous potential through their performances in schoolboys and the Australian Under-20s.

"They're eager to learn and work alongside the high calibre of experienced players we have at the Force and also understand that we're a club not afraid to give youngsters their opportunity to shine.

"Pat is a player who has worked hard to become a consistent performer in the tough Sydney club competition. Just like Mitch Inman and Ben McCalman who joined the Force last season from the NSW first grade, Pat is someone we hold in high regard and look forward to seeing him grasp his opportunity at the next level."

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