A key component of the NSW Waratahs’ leadership group in 2016, Rob Horne had a stellar year in what was his eighth season for his home state.
Adding to what was a season of milestones for the Tahs, Horne became the third player within 2016 to reach his 100th game milestone for NSW and at Super Rugby level, joining teammates Dave Dennis and Dean Mumm in an elite group of NSW rugby legends to hit triple figures.
With 102 NSW caps to his name, Horne is now the ninth most capped NSW player in history, and has scored the third highest amount of tries for the state (26).
After suffering a hand injury in round two that forced him off the field for the first part of the season, Horne returned with a vengeance, scoring three tries in his next four games, helping the Tahs in their impressive season turnaround.
His ability as a strong role model was recognised last year at international level when he was promoted to joint Vice-Captain for the Wallabies’ opening June Test series match against England, together with his Waratahs teammate, Michael Hooper.
One of NSW and Australian rugby’s most loyal representatives, Horne made his debut against the Brumbies at just 18 years of age in his first year out of school in 2008 before representing Australia in both Sevens and at the Under 20 World Cup later that same year.
A local and committed south Sydney boy, Horne attended Lugarno Public School and Oatley Senior High School, representing the Oatley Juniors and Southern Districts in the Shute Shield.
Horne is currently studying his Masters of Commerce through Charles Sturt University. He has also completed both his Certificate III in Fitness at the Australian Institute of Fitness and a Diploma of Business from the Australian Vocational Training Academy.
Last updated: 9/01/2017