NSW Waratahs return to the heartland


By NSW Rugby Media

Super Rugby returns to a familiar venue in February when the NSW Waratahs confirmed that the suburban venue of Brookvale Oval will host the team’s opening match of the season.

Former competition champions and 2018 semi-finalists the Hurricanes of New Zealand will be the first opponents for the NSW Waratahs when Super Rugby kicks off on 16 February.

NSW Rugby CEO Andrew Hore said the return to Brookvale Oval was an acknowledgement to the strong rugby support the team has on the Northern Beaches.

“We had a great crowd at Brookie this year, chanting NSW and creating a fantastic atmosphere for the Tahs.

“They love their rugby in that part of the world and it is great to return to the suburbs and kick off our 2019 Super Rugby campaign there.

“We hope to turn the day into an action-packed rugby occasion for everyone to enjoy,” Hore said.

NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hooper said Brookvale was a special venue for him.

“I remember going there as a kid and always thought what a great place it was to play. I’ve been fortunate to now have played there a couple of times with the NSW Waratahs so to go back to Brookie is great.

“I love the fact that we are amongst one of the big rugby communities and we hope that our supporters will come along and help us get the season off to a winning start,” Hooper said.

For a third season in a row, ticket prices for all home games will remain the same.

“It is important for us that the games are affordable for our supporters and hence the decision to not increase the cost of ticket prices,” Hore said.

Additionally, all junior players who register with their club in 2019 will once again receive a NSW Waratahs season membership, which will give them free access to all home games next year. If every registered player in NSW takes up the offer, this equates to an investment of $1-million.

Full details of membership packages will be announced soon.

2019 NSW Waratahs Membership






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