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By NSW Waratahs Media unit
The next generation of New South Wales rugby players got a taste of professional rugby this week when they visited Waratahs HQ.
The U12 NSW Schools PSSA side was presented with their jerseys by NSW Waratahs hooker Damien Fitzpatrick ahead of the National Under 12s carnival in Darwin next week.
NSW Rugby Union Elite Youth Development Manager Pat McCutcheon, is excited to see what the new crop of NSW players can do.
“It’s a great mix of players from all over the State which is fantastic to see," he said.
"They were taken on a tour of the Waratahs team’s training facilities, got to watch Nick Phipps go through his paces and listened to Coach Daryl Gibson explain what it takes to be a professional athlete and the pathways in place to help them become top players.”
The PSSA side was selected from the recent NSW Tournament in Salamanader Bay.
After a training session at Waratahs HQ the young players headed to Scots College for their final warm up match.
“The boys got a great hit out against a strong Scots College side, and gave them a really good chance to gel before playing against the other states”, said McCutcheon.
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