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.
Manly try-scoring machine Harry Bergelin has bagged a double to help his side to its tenth consecutive win, a 42-22 home defeat of Eastwood.
The NSW Waratahs had their first win over the Chiefs in New Zealand since 2010, beating the defending title holders 33-17 in New Plymouth.
The June long weekend will mark the start of the annual Junior State Championships, with over 2,500 youngsters from across NSW taking part.
Junior clubs across Sydney were this week treated to visits from NSW Waratahs players as part of the club’s Junior Club Blitz.
NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named the same team that defeated the Melbourne Rebels for the showdown with the Chiefs in New Plymouth on Saturday.
Northern Suburbs winger Cam Crawford has declared this Sunday’s game against Gordon a “must-win” if his side is to fulfil its finals hopes.