Brad Wilkin joined the NSW Waratahs core playing squad in 2015 with a wealth of experience in both fifteens and Sevens at domestic and international level.
It was hard not to notice the hard-working flanker, having represented the Australian Men’s Sevens on the World Series circuit after signing with the national program in January. At the 2015 National Sevens Championships, Wilkin was named Player of the Tournament by the Australian Men’s Sevens Coach.
He also joined a few of his fellow Waratahs teammates in the Under 20s squad who represented Australia at the Federation Oceanic Rugby Union’s Under 20s tournament and the 2015 World Rugby Junior World Championships.
Though he attended school in Brisbane, Wilkin was born and raised in the town of Yeoval in central west NSW. His ability at school level led to a call up to the Australian Schoolboys team in 2012 who went on to beat New Zealand in a historic match in Auckland.
He was part of the Australian Schoolboys again in 2013. He captained the Queensland Schools team at the Australian Schoolboys Championships held at St. Ignatius College that year after representing his country in Rugby Sevens at the Youth Olympics Festival.
A member of the Queensland Reds Elite Development squad, in 2014 Wilkin was a considered a key talent within the Easts Rugby Union Club in Queensland and was part of the Brisbane City side who took hold of the inaugural Buildcorp NRC Championship title.
Wilkin made his debut at Club level for Sydney University in 2016 where he is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce. He suffered a season ending ACL injury during the Shute Shield season but is back training and will be keen to make his first mark for the Waratahs as part of the team’s new energy in 2017.
Last updated: 22/12/2016