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

Chiefs top Tahs in thriller 39-27

Chiefs top Tahs in thriller 39-27

by , 26 May 2018

The Chiefs have beaten the Waratahs 39-27 in an absolutely fantastic game in Hamilton.

Chiefs vs Waratahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Chiefs vs Waratahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 26 May 2018 Popular article! Video

Match result: It was a hard-fought battle, but the Chiefs have come away 12-point winners over the Waratahs.

Super Rugby Round 15: A split in the ranks

Super Rugby Round 15: A split in the ranks

by , 24 May 2018 Popular article!

So then, the final full round before the last ever June Test window, and it’s an interesting week among the tipping fraternity.

Why an analyst needs a long memory: The Reds and the Tahs restore the faith

Why an analyst needs a long memory: The Reds and the Tahs restore the faith

by , 23 May 2018 Popular article! Video

Good rugby analysts, like the proverbial elephant, need a long memory – and photographic recall for detail. That’s how they discover relationships between what they see now and what has gone before; as well as improvements from one game, and one season, to another.

The run home – part 1: the June window

The run home – part 1: the June window

by , 22 May 2018

It may not actually have been the first time this year, but Round 14 felt like the first time this season where all seven games have been really interesting contests – and in which the result was far from certain well into the second half of each game.

Is 2018 the new 2014 for the Waratahs?

Is 2018 the new 2014 for the Waratahs?

by , 22 May 2018

It was a time to remember.

Has the Waratahs’ win lifted Australia’s Super Rugby blues?

Has the Waratahs’ win lifted Australia’s Super Rugby blues?

by , 21 May 2018 Popular article! Video

Memo to Paul Cully: Australia’s problems with the Super Rugby concept are related to poor results by the four franchises, not the tournament itself.

Israel Folau will become Super Rugby’s greatest try scorer

Israel Folau will become Super Rugby’s greatest try scorer

by , 20 May 2018

When Israel Folau crossed for his second try against the Highlanders at Allianz last night, the champion Waratahs fullback hit the 50 career mark.

How the Waratahs opened the floodgates and ended Australia’s drought

How the Waratahs opened the floodgates and ended Australia’s drought

by , 20 May 2018

Opening the floodgates is a sure-fire way to break a drought. The Waratahs rained in six tries to the Highlanders two at Allianz Stadium last night, to end a two-year and 40-match dry spell for Aussie teams in trans-Tasman fixtures.

Waratahs end Australia’s Super Rugby curse

Waratahs end Australia’s Super Rugby curse

by , 19 May 2018 Popular article!

The NSW Waratahs have restored some national pride with a hoodoo-busting 41-12 Super Rugby win over an undermanned Highlanders outfit in Sydney.


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