Introducing: Tom Staniforth 28/08/2017 By NSW Waratahs Media unit Meet Tom Staniforth; the 23-year old, 198cm lock who is excited to make his mark on the NSW Waratahs and Super Rugby. “I really wanted to be involved in a young team and I see a lot of opportunity at the Waratahs to really grow and really improve throughout the year both individually and as a team,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to playing a different style and playing a very attacking game.” Staniforth has played 22 Super Rugby games for the Brumbies and has impressed ever since he was a schoolboy, and now he is looking to improve his game further at the NSW Waratahs. “The Tah’s have some really good players and I really can’t wait to be a part of it and test myself against some of the best players going around,” he said. “I need to get a bit fitter and definitely a bit stronger, trying to improve my performance physically.” Staniforth is still adjusting and getting use to life in Sydney after growing up in Canberra, it is also his first time moving out of home. “Sydney in general is a lot different it’s a lot bigger and definitely more traffic, I’m really enjoying the beaches and getting around in a new environment,” he said. “It’ll be different living out of home for the first time, but I’m really looking forward to it and we will see how it goes.” The NSW Waratahs have some great young locks coming through the ranks with Tom excited to be a part of his new club. “I’m really looking forward to working with Ryan (McCaulley) and the other locks and the other players, you know it’s a fantastic club with a big history and I’m really looking forward to be a part of it,” he said. Staniforth will be in the NRC this season representing the NSW Country Eagles. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Country Eagles again, I played for them a few years ago. So I’m really looking forward to going out to the bush and enjoying the country hospitality,” he said.