Community Requests

Player Appearance

The NSW Waratahs receive many player appearance requests which the team endeavours to meet within the constraints of the players' training, playing, travel and other commitments.


Tah Man, the NSW Waratahs' Mascot, is very popular within the rugby community and especially a hit with our younger fans. Tah Man appearances may be requested for rugby-related activities only and availability will need to be checked at the time of request. Clubs who are requesting Tah Man should be aware that there is a hire fee which covers the cost of the actor plus suit dry-cleaning and maintenance. Once the availability of Tah Man is confirmed the hire fee will be advised and booking can then be made accordingly.

Please note: NSW Waratahs Rugby does not provide cash donations.


Submitting your Request

Please submit your request on the appropriate form

If you are successful in your request please be aware that additional permission will be required to include reference to NSW Waratahs or use of the NSW Waratahs Rugby logo, in advertising or promotion (such as on flyers) of your event.

Players’ schedules are often subject to late change. Whilst NSW Waratahs Rugby will always endeavour to fulfil all commitments, occasionally appearances may be cancelled or amended at late notice, or fulfilled by a replacement player. Should this occur, NSW Waratahs Rugby will contact you as soon as possible to advise of the change.


Players are happy to sign autographs when personally approached at appearances and after training or games, unless directed otherwise by officials or venue / security staff for safety reasons.

Waratahs Rugby is unable to accept merchandise or personal items sent to the NSW Waratahs for signing. Any items received will be sent back to the owner unsigned, any postal charges may be borne by the sender.

The Approval Process

Once your request has been assessed, you will receive written confirmation of our decision via email. Please ensure all forms submitted include a valid email address. We are unable to enter into correspondence regarding unsuccessful requests and the decision of NSW Waratahs Rugby is final.

NSW Waratahs Rugby does not accept responsibility for contacting organisations who submit incorrect or incomplete requests.

Your request will be assessed according to the request criteria. This process may take anywhere from one week to one month.

Please note:

  • Even if your request satisfies the criteria, we cannot guarantee it will be met due to the overwhelming number of requests we receive
  • Tah Man requests may not be confirmed until the week of your request

If you have any further enquiries, please email or phone NSW Waratahs Rugby on 02 9323 3300.

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