Mudgee-born prop Matt Sandell has received a shock call up to Australia’s Under 20s for the remainder of the IRB’s Junior World Championship in New Zealand.
Michael Hooper becomes the 82nd captain of the Wallabies, and Tatafu Polota-Nau is named as the run-on hooker for the second test against the touring French.
They say that with age comes great responsibility, but in this case of 22-year-old Michael Hooper, it's bravery that's earned him the right to captain his country.
Eastwood has overcome the disappointment of last week’s loss to Manly with a 42-24 win over second-placed Warringah in Round 11 of the Magners Shute Shield.
Whilst their on-field performances have seen the NSW Waratahs lead the Australian conference in this year’s Asteron Life Super Rugby competition, the Tahs’ two newest sponsors are reaping the rewards of the team’s strong off-field performance.
NSW has provided nine of the 23-man squad selected to take on defending champion England in the second round of the IRB Junior World Championships in New Zealand.
Randwick coach Wade Kelly believes his side must beat league-leader Manly this weekend and secure a further four wins from the eight remaining games to cement a finals place.
Ten NSW Waratahs have been selected in the Wallabies 23-man squad for the first Test against France this Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Yesterday’s IRB Junior World Championship opener saw the young Wallabies walk convincingly over the young Pumas in New Zealand.
NSW duo Michael Hooper and Adam Ashley-Cooper have today been confirmed as the Qantas Wallabies’ vice-captains by national coach Ewen McKenzie.