NSW Waratahs

NSW Waratahs

The Waratahs (NSW) were founded in 1882 and are one of 12 original sides that competed in the Super 12 competition in 1996, directed by SANZAR. Their rivalries with the Brumbies and Queensland Reds are regarded as some of the most storied in Super Rugby. In 2014, the Waratahs won their first Super Rugby title defeating Canterbury Crusaders 33-32 at ANZ Stadium.

The Waratahs endured a rough campaign in 2017, losing all but four of their games in what proved to be a woeful year for all of Australian rugby. They finished above the hapless Rebels, but were forced to settle behind their rival Reds on bonus points.

The 2018 Super Rugby draw can be found here.

Coach: Daryl Gibson
Captain: Michael Hooper
2017 finish: 4th Australian conference, 9th Australasian group, 16th overall
Titles: 2014

2018 Waratahs Super Rugby Squad:
Sekope Kepu, Tom Robertson, Paddy Ryan, Matt Sandell, Angus Ta’avao, Sam Needs, Dave Lolohea, Damien Fitzpatrick, Tolu Latu, Hugh Roach, Ned Hannigan, David McDuling, Dean Mumm, Will Skelton, Ryan McCauley, Senio Toleafoa, Jack Dempsey, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Michael Wells, Brad Wilkin, Maclean Jones, Matt Lucas, Nick Phipps, Jake Gordon, Bernard Foley, Bryce Hegarty, Andrew Deegan, Mack Manson, Israel Folau, Rob Horne, David Horwitz, Irae Simone, Cameron Clark, Andrew Kellaway, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Reece Robinson, Harry Jones

Last updated: 11 January, 2018

Waratahs Articles

CONFIRMED: Hooper commits to rugby mega-deal

CONFIRMED: Hooper commits to rugby mega-deal

by , 10 Aug 2018 Video

Reports of Michael Hooper’s new deal with Rugby Australia have proven to not be exaggerated as all, as Thursday’s rumours were confirmed in a press conference on Friday.

Super Rugby 2018: The panel concludes the ninth Crusade

Super Rugby 2018: The panel concludes the ninth Crusade

by , 9 Aug 2018

Call it generosity, call it collusion, call it outright Super-Rugby-tipping-panel-fixing if you must. Whatever it was and whatever you want to call it, it decided a winner for 2018.

Waratahs confirm revamped coaching team for 2019

Waratahs confirm revamped coaching team for 2019

by , 3 Aug 2018

NSW have re-signed coach Daryl Gibson to a one-year contract extension and appointed club great Chris Whittaker as their backs coach.

Crackling and Spanks’ Monday wrap: Tahs lose, Wales wins and Swans stink

Crackling and Spanks’ Monday wrap: Tahs lose, Wales wins and Swans stink

by , 31 Jul 2018

Six-time premiership player Barry ‘Crackling’ Pork and legendary runner-up Wayne ‘Spanks’ Spankle sit down at the bar for a no-holds-barred chinwag about the week in sport.

Wallabies eyeing off Bledisloe Cup upset

Wallabies eyeing off Bledisloe Cup upset

by , 31 Jul 2018

Star utility back Dane Haylett-Petty is confident the Wallabies are closing the gap on the powerful All Blacks, but it remains to be seen whether that will translate into Bledisloe Cup success this year.

Lions into third successive Super Rugby big dance

Lions into third successive Super Rugby big dance

by , 29 Jul 2018

Led by two superb performances up front by Malcolm Marx and Kwagga Smith, the Lions overpowered the Waratahs 44-26 at Ellis Park last night to cement a berth in the final next Saturday against the Crusaders.

Waratahs eliminated as Lions complete comeback victory

Waratahs eliminated as Lions complete comeback victory

by , 29 Jul 2018

The Lions are through to their third straight Super Rugby final after powering over the top of the NSW Waratahs 44-26 in Johannesburg.

Lions vs Waratahs: Super Rugby semi-final live scores, blog

Lions vs Waratahs: Super Rugby semi-final live scores, blog

by , 28 Jul 2018 Video

The Lions host the Waratahs on Saturday night at Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 11:05pm (AEST).

Foley says Waratahs must embrace the ‘hostile environment’ in Johannesburg

Foley says Waratahs must embrace the ‘hostile environment’ in Johannesburg

by , 28 Jul 2018

The NSW Waratahs have placed a massive focus on starting well in Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions and embracing the anticipated hostile atmosphere in Johannesburg.

Latu call-up a thumbs up but Tahs still lack pack power

Latu call-up a thumbs up but Tahs still lack pack power

by , 27 Jul 2018

Daryl Gibson likely got himself a contract extension last weekend, but if he can pull off a win in Johannesburg on Saturday the Waratahs coach should push for a sign-on bonus.


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