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August 2018
NSW Waratahs and Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has put pen to paper on an historic five-year deal that will keep the star flanker in Australian Rugby until the end of 2023.
The importance of enhancing strong pathways for coaches was further highlighted today with the announcement of the coaches for the two New South Wales teams in this year’s National Rugby Championship.
Rugby Australia announced Newcastle and the Hunter Valley as the tournament location for its 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup bid.
The rugby community has rallied behind former NSW Waratahs player and Wallaby Richard Tombs who was injured playing in a social soccer match in Sydney at the weekend.
Schools Rugby Term 3, Week 2 results and match report.
The rugby action continues this weekend and here is where you can find your NSW Waratahs, Generation Blue U20s players and NSW Women around the grounds on Saturday 4 August.
NSW Waratahs Head Coach Daryl Gibson will lead a strong coaching team in 2019 that includes the return home of one of the State’s favourite sons.
Hundreds of budding young rugby players will hit the rugby grounds around Sydney this coming Saturday for the popular minis gala day for players under the age of nine.

The NSW Waratahs season has come to an end following the loss to the Lions in Johannesburg. We caught up with assistant coach Simon Cron for the final edition of the Daikin Cooldown for 2018.



The NSW Waratahs got off to a flyer against the Lions on Saturday but the Lions clawed their way back to level the scores at the break. What was the message to the team at halftime?

Firstly, to control possession and build pressure. We wanted to hold the ball for longer periods rather than give them any easy possession. We also needed to be disciplined and prevent giving them easy entry into our 22 through penalties. We were getting some good gain line by playing our shapes in attack so were happy with that side of our game plan

Looking back on the semi-final, where do you think the Lions had the upperhand that ultimately led to them winning

They were able to get a number of scrum penalties, that hurt us, some looked like they were going our way but the referee saw things differently. We had a couple of opportunities we didn’t convert into points and then they came back to hurt us on turnovers from those chances

Much was said about the NSW Waratahs’ lightweight pack. As forward coach, what does your season report card say about how the forwards performed this year

The forwards may give away a few kilograms but they add mobility and speed so it’s the game we played. The boys did everything I asked of them and are a great group. Each week they played for the guy next to them and I back them all. There is no doubt we can get even better the more time we get on the field.

You’ve come through the coaching ranks in Australia, from Junior Wallabies to Shute Shield, NRC and now Super Rugby. How would you describe your first year of Super Rugby

I really enjoyed working with our group. The boys were always open to new ideas and learning so that makes life for me as a coach easier.

When you review the Super Rugby season, what are the positives that you will take away from this year

A number of players felt they had their best seasons, or stepped up and played their most minutes so that’s positive. Lots to look at and get better at as you are always learning and coming up with new innovation.
July 2018
Granville Park in Sydney’s west will be the setting for Wednesday’s Combined High Schools (CHS) Girls Sevens finals and fourteen teams will compete across two age divisions for the top prize.
Playing their last game for New South Wales on Saturday night were Paddy Ryan and Taqele Naiyaravoro, while the team also farewelled squad members Andrew Kellaway and Irae Simone.
A brave NSW Waratahs succumbed to the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday night in a high octane Vodafone Super Rugby match.
From Ellis Park to Rat Park, here is where you can find your NSW Waratahs, Generation Blue U20s players and NSW Women around the grounds on Saturday 28 July.
Young talent in NSW have been rewarded with selection in the NSW Generation Blue Under 16s teams.
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