UnionRugby Australia
(New South Wales)
Founded1882; 142 years ago (1882)[a]
LocationSydney, New South Wales, Australia
RegionNew South Wales
Ground(s)Sydney Football Stadium
(Capacity: 42,500)
Coach(es)Darren Coleman
Captain(s)Jake Gordon
Most capsBenn Robinson (151)
Top scorerBernard Foley (1,092)
Most triesIsrael Folau (60)
League(s)Super Rugby Pacific
20236th of 12, Quarter-finals
Home kit
Away kit
Official website
Current season

The New South Wales Waratahs (/ˈwɒrətɑːz/ or /ˌwɒrəˈtɑːz/;),[1] referred to as the Waratahs, are an Australian professional rugby union team representing the majority of New South Wales in the Super Rugby competition. The Riverina and other southern parts of the state, are represented by the Brumbies, who are based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

The Waratahs play their home games at the new Allianz Stadium in Sydney.


Amateur era

NSW team of 1883

The NSWRU (or then, The Southern RU – SRU) was established in 1874, and the very first club competition took place that year. By 1880 the SRU had over 100 clubs in its governance in the metropolitan area. In 1882 the first New South Wales team was selected to play Queensland in a two-match series. NSW would go on to win both the games.[2][3][4] That same year the first NSW touring squad was selected to go and play in New Zealand.[5][6]

The 1906 NSW team

In 1907, several of the New South Wales rugby union team's players defected. They included the "superstar", Dally Messenger. These players joined the New South Wales rugby league team against a visiting rebel New Zealand rugby team. This was essentially the birth of rugby league in Australia.[7]: pp.159ff 

During World War I, the NSW (and QLD) Rugby Unions ceased senior competition. The Queensland body however would not reform until 1929, which saw NSW have more responsibilities for Australian rugby. In 1921 the Waratahs toured New Zealand again, and out of their 10 fixtures, won nine games, including the Test.[citation needed]

The most famous Waratah team was the 1927/28 Waratahs who toured the United Kingdom, France and North America, introducing a style of open, running rugby never seen before, but which has been the stamp of the Australian game ever since. They won 24 and drew two of their 31 official matches. Seven members of this 1927/8 side were from the Drummoyne Rugby Club.[8] Upon returning home, were greeted with a parade through Sydney and a reception at Town Hall. Matches against Queensland would soon resume also.

The 1930s were a particularly successful time for NSW. The height of the success of NSW is best represented by the defeat of the South African Springboks in 1937 at the SCG.[citation needed] NSW Rugby Union would also perform strongly throughout the following decades as well, which included the emergence of footballers such as Trevor Allan, David Brockhoff, Tony Miller, Nick Shehadie, Eddie Stapleton, Ken Catchpole, John Thornett, Peter Crittle and Ron Graham.

In 1963, the Sydney Rugby Union was established for the growth of the game in the city area. The NSW Rugby Union would celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1974. As part of the anniversary celebrations, a match was played at the SCG on 18 May against the All Blacks, though the Waratahs lost nil to 20.[citation needed]

Professional era

Super 12: 1996–2005

NSW Waratahs playing the ACT Brumbies

In their inaugural Super 12 season of 1996, the Waratahs won just under half of their games, finishing mid table, with the two other Australian teams finishing above them. The following season of 1997 saw the Waratahs end in a 9th place, winning four fixtures.

In the 1998 season the Waratahs won a best six out of 11 games, ending up in 6th position on the ladder at the end of the season, despite obvious improvements the team had still yet to make a finals appearance. The Waratahs won four fixtures the next season. They won five games in the 2000 season and the 'Tahs finished their season in 9th place.

In 2001 after replicating their 2000 performance, the Waratahs were still out of reach of finals contention, in 8th position. 2002 was a record breaking season for the Waratahs, as the team won eight out of their 11-season games and finished in second place behind the Crusaders – making the semis. However, in the final game of the regular season the Waratahs lost 96–19 (a Super Rugby record). They were defeated by their Australian rivals the Brumbies, 51–10, in the Waratahs' first ever semi-final. The combined score over the two weeks was Brumbies/Crusaders 147 v. Waratahs 29.

In the 2003 season the Waratahs missed a place in the finals, finishing in 6th position on the ladder at the end of the regular season. In 2004 the Waratahs made a promising start to their season with three straight wins. The team finished 8th on the Super 12 table, six points out of the finals. That year coach Ewen McKenzie re-introduced the end of season tour, taking place in Argentina that year. In 2005, they had their best regular season, finishing second in the table, before losing to the Crusaders in the 2005 Super 12 Final.

Super 14: 2006–2010

The Waratahs finished 3rd on the regular season table for the 2006 Super 14 season, in which two new teams entered the expanding tournament, the Force and Cheetahs. In the last home match of the regular season, the Waratahs hosted the Hurricanes, which they lost 14 to 29. The news that star league recruit Wendell Sailor had tested positive to an illegal substance and thus faced a career ending ban from the game was an unwelcome intrusion on the Waratahs semifinal build up. The following week, the semi-finals, they again faced the Hurricanes, though away in Wellington. The Waratahs made their exit, losing 16 to 14. Wendell Sailor later received a two-year ban from the game, marring a season that had promised so much.[9]

The 2007 Super 14 season was the most disappointing for the team and its supporters with the Waratahs winning only three games, against the lions, the wooden spoon winning Reds, and the Hurricanes in the final round gaining a final placing of 13th out of 14. Despite the poor performance the 2007 season saw the emergence of teenage rugby prodigy Kurtley Beale and proved to be a vital rebuilding stage in the Waratahs super 14 championship run.

The 2008 season began well for the NSW Waratahs, with solid pre-season wins and a solid opening game victory against the Hurricanes 20–3. The 'Tahs secured their 500th win since their formation in their Fourth round match against the Brumbies. After starting the season in a slow but solid manner the 'Tahs began to play their best rugby in their mid season match with the Blues, scoring their first four try bonus point of the season. The Waratahs then continued on a roll finishing their home season with another impressive 4 try bonus point win against title front runners the Sharks, advancing to second place on the ladder. An average South African trip saw the team slip to third on the ladder after only notching up 3 competition points, due to a loss to the Bulls (7 or less BP) and a satisfactory draw against other title contenders the Stormers. The Waratahs faced the Reds in the final round with a win securing second place, combined with a home semi-final win over the Sharks, moved them up to their first Super 14 final against the Crusaders, which they later lost 12–20.

In the last two seasons of the Super14 format, the Waratahs failed to make the final on both occasions after narrowly missing the finals (on points difference) in 2009 and qualifying for the semi-final in 2010. They finished 5th and 3rd in respective years, losing to the Stormers in the semi-final of the 2010 season.

Super Rugby: 2011–present

Waratahs playing Brumbies in the 2012 Super Rugby

In the 2011 season, the Waratahs again failed to reach the final. On this occasion, their season ended when they were eliminated by the Blues in the qualifying final after finishing 5th in the overall standings in the revamped competition. The following two seasons were very bleak by comparison. Coach Chris Hickey parted ways with the club at the end of the season with Michael Foley taking over the reins for 2012. The Waratahs finished well outside finals contention in 2012 in 11th place. This brought about another change in the coaching department with Michael Cheika for 2013. His impact was not immediate as the Waratahs failed to make the finals for a second consecutive season finishing 9th overall.

Championship season 2014

Main article: 2014 New South Wales Waratahs season

The 2014 season of the super rugby competition was undoubtedly the Waratahs greatest season so far. The Waratahs not only overcame the Curse of the Tahs, a commonly held superstition, but they were also able to post the greatest super rugby season yet. The second season under coach Michael Cheika saw a new expansive style of rugby implemented which gave birth to exciting running rugby, bringing dwindling crowds back in force with home games averaging at around 19,152 people in attendance.[citation needed]

The running intent of Michael Cheika was quickly revealed after the team saw two fly halves announced in the starting game against Western Force. The Waratahs opening match not only saw Kurtley Beale's return, scoring one try and having a hand in several others, but it was also a showcase to reveal the Tahs new weapon; Israel Folau. Folau highlighted Cheika's intent scoring a hat-trick of tries in what was soon to be a season of all-out attack by the Waratahs. Not only did the Waratahs score the most points in the opening match out of any team with a 43–21 score, but they also had the second largest winning margin of 22 points.

The Waratahs went on to win the Australian conference with 13 more points than the team that came in at second place, the Brumbies, and came in as the number one team 7 points ahead of the competition. The Waratahs were in the driver's seat advancing straight through to the semi-finals; the club's 8th semi-final appearance. After the Brumbies defeated the Chiefs 32–30, the Brumbies advanced to compete against the Waratahs. The Waratahs displayed a show of force in their performance against an in-form Brumbies team, decimating them 26-8 granting the Waratahs a home final. The final, held at Stadium Australia, was host to 61,823 spectators. With two tries a piece, six penalties each, and the Crusaders up 32–30, only one conversion made the difference. The turning point in the game was a penalty at the 79th minute by the famous New Zealand flanker, Richie McCaw 45 metres out. Bernard Foley's penalty 45m out right in front of the post gave the Waratahs' a lead 33–32. The Waratahs had finally won a Super Rugby Championship.[10]

Logo and colours

The waratah is the NSW state flower and emblem of the rugby team

The "Waratahs" name has historically been the name for the New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU) representative team, and became the name for the New South Wales team when it entered the Super Six, Super 10 and Super 12 competitions. The name and emblem comes from the waratah, the state flower for New South Wales.

The New South Wales Waratahs commonly play in a Cambridge Blue jersey[11] and navy blue shorts, blue having a long sporting association with the state and a famous rivalry with the red/maroon colour of Queensland. Longtime sponsors HSBC feature on the front of the jersey. The Waratahs wore the HSBC logo for the final time when they played Argentina in August 2013.

The 2014 season saw Volvo as the Waratahs new major sponsor, after a number of years being minor sponsors with 'sleeve presence' on the previous jersey. An alternative white strip is also used. In pre-season of 2006, the Waratahs donned a New Jersey scheme in a trial game against the Crusaders. This system saw traditional rugby playing numbers on the back of jerseys replaced with the initials of the player. The current jersey is made by ISC and is Cambridge blue with navy side panels, collar and cuffs, with the alternate strip being white with five Cambridge blue hoops, collar and cuffs.

Until 1885, New South Wales wore 'heather green' strips. From 1891 to 1897, New South Wales played in scarlet jerseys. The following season, the team adopted Cambridge blue jerseys. The light blue jersey and navy blue pants were established in 1897 and have been in effect ever since.


In Super Rugby the Waratahs have featured the following sponsors:

Period Apparel supplier Period Principal sponsor
1992–2006 Canterbury 1992–1996 Hahn
1996–1997 AAMI
1998–2000 Citibank
2007–2009 ISC 2000–2013
Canterbury 2013–2015 Volvo
  2016–2021 Daikin
2020 XBlades 2022 No sponsor
2021–present ISC 2023-2024 NRI


New South Wales Waratahs is located in New South Wales
New South Wales stadia location(s).

Until 2019, the Waratahs played at the old Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) in Sydney's Moore Park. The capacity for the stadium was 45,500. The Waratahs shared the ground with Sydney FC and the Sydney Roosters.

In 2009, the Waratahs signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Stadium Australia which saw them play at least one game per season at the Sydney Olympic Park stadium until 2015.[12]

As well as the SFS, the Waratahs have on occasion played fixtures at other stadiums throughout the state. During the Australian Provincial Championship, in which the Waratahs had two fixtures, the games were taken to the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, and the other to Bathurst. The Waratahs also played trial matches at Campbelltown Stadium in 2008 and 2015. During the 2018 Super Rugby season, the Waratahs played one home game at Brookvale Oval and one at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

With the SFS closed for demolition and rebuilding as the Sydney Football Stadium (2022) from 2019 to 2022 home games were split between the new CommBank Stadium, the Sydney Cricket Ground, Brookvale Oval and even outside of Sydney at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle.[13]

Moore Park (Sydney) Parramatta (Sydney) Moore Park (Sydney) New Lambton (Newcastle)
Sydney Football Stadium Western Sydney Stadium Sydney Cricket Ground Newcastle International Sports Centre
Capacity: 42,500 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 33,000

Team song

At the end of every winning game, the Waratahs sing the following song:[14]

"We are the mighty Waratahs
Rough and tumble rugby stars
We play the game as it should be played

Famous when we run the ball
We can scrum and ruck and maul
Playing the game as it should be played

Waratahs, Waratahs
We play the game as it should be played
Famous when we run the ball
We can scrum and ruck and maul
Playing the game as it should be played

We are the mighty men in blue
We will take the game to you
We play the game as it should be played

We've got talent
We've got heart
We will tear your team apart
Playing the game as it should be played

Waratahs, Waratahs
We play the game as it should be played
We've got talent
We've got heart
We will tear your team apart
Playing the game as it should be played"

—Waratahs website, Team song

Development teams

The New South Wales Waratahs own and manages two National Rugby Championship teams, the Sydney Rays and NSW Country Eagles. These NRC teams draw on a range of players ranging from full-time professionals to those on incentive contracts. These teams are closely aligned with the Waratahs and are based at Moore Park, the training venue used by the Waratahs.

Outside of the NRC season, many of these players are retained in the Gen Blue (NSW A) team, which is the Waratahs elite development squad just below full-time professional level. The Sydney Rays and NSW Country Eagles also field Under 19 teams.

Gen Blue (NSW A)

The Gen Blue team plays matches against interstate and international representative teams, and has also competed in tournaments such as the Pacific Rugby Cup. Known by various names over the years including NSW A, Waratahs A, Gen Blue, and Junior Waratahs, the team is selected from the best emerging rugby talent in New South Wales. The squad is composed of Waratahs contracted players, extended training squad members, New South Wales Under 19s, and selected Shute Shield club players.[15]

Under 19

Two New South Wales teams, Sydney Rays U19 and NSW Country Eagles U19, play in the national URC competition. Prior to 2008, state colts teams at under 21 and under 19 age levels were fielded in national tournaments and competitions such as the Trans-Tasman Trophy.[16] These colts teams were consolidated as under 20s ahead of the inaugural World Rugby U20 Championship. In 2018, an under 19 age limit was reinstated for the national colts team competition.

Season standings

Season Pos Pld W D L Bye F A +/- BP Pts Finals results
1996 6th 11 5 0 6 NA 312 290 +22 8 28
1997 9th 11 4 0 7 NA 255 296 −41 4 20
1998 6th 11 6 1 4 NA 306 276 +30 4 30
1999 8th 11 4 1 6 NA 246 248 −2 6 24
2000 9th 11 5 0 6 NA 273 258 +15 5 25
2001 8th 11 5 0 6 NA 306 302 +4 5 25
2002 2nd 11 8 0 3 NA 337 284 +53 7 39 Lost semi-final to Brumbies
2003 5th 11 6 0 5 NA 313 344 −31 7 31
2004 8th 11 5 0 6 NA 342 274 +68 7 27
2005 2nd 11 9 0 2 NA 322 174 148 5 41 Lost final to Crusaders
2006 3rd 13 9 0 4 NA 362 192 170 9 45 Lost semi-final to Hurricanes
2007 13th 13 3 1 9 NA 266 317 −51 7 21
2008 2nd 13 9 1 3 NA 255 186 +69 5 43 Lost final to Crusaders
2009 5th 13 9 0 4 NA 241 212 +29 5 41
2010 3rd 13 9 0 4 NA 385 288 +97 7 43 Lost semi-final to Stormers
2011 5th 16 10 0 6 2 407 339 +68 9 57 Lost Qualifying-final to Blues
2012 11th 16 4 0 12 2 346 407 −61 11 35
2013 9th 16 8 0 8 2 411 371 +40 5 45
2014 1st 16 12 0 4 NA 481 272 +209 10 58 Defeated Crusaders in Final
2015 3rd 16 11 0 5 NA 409 313 +96 8 52 Lost semi-final to Highlanders
2016 10th 15 8 0 7 NA 413 317 +96 8 40
2017 16th 15 4 0 11 NA 396 522 –126 8 19
2018 3rd 16 9 1 6 NA 557 445 +112 6 44 Lost semi-final to Lions
2019 12th 16 6 0 10 NA 367 415 −48 6 30

Note: Byes (worth 4 points) were added to the competition between 2011 and 2013

Current squad

For player movements before and during the 2024 season, see List of 2023–24 Super Rugby transfers (Australia) § Waratahs.

The squad for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season is:[17][A][B][C][D][E][F]

NSW Waratahs Super Rugby squad




Loose forwards




Outside backs

  • (c) denotes team captain.
  • Bold denotes internationally capped.
  • DEV denotes a development squad player.
  • ST denotes a short-term signing.
  • denotes a player ruled out for the season with injury.
  1. ^ a b Kunavula wasn't named in the original Waratahs squad, but was announced as signing in November 2023.[18]
  2. ^ a b Reilly wasn't named in the original Waratahs squad, but was announced as signing in December 2023.[19]
  3. ^ a b Thomson wasn't named in the original Waratahs squad, but was announced in the squad for Round 1.[20]
  4. ^ a b c Kunavula and Lambert were originally named in the Waratahs squad for 2024, but were ruled out with injury ahead of Round 1.[20]
  5. ^ a b Heaven wasn't named in the original Waratahs squad, but was announced in the side for Round 2.[21]
  6. ^ a b Fonokalafi wasn't named in the original Waratahs squad, but was announced in the side for Round 4.[22]

Players and awards

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Award winners

The Matthew Burke Cup is awarded to the best Waratahs player at the end of each season:


(As of 2023 season; 24 June 2023)

All head coaches of the New South Wales Waratahs since the Super Rugby era (1980s), listed by order of the first game in charge of the team are:

* Caretaker/Interim coach
New South Wales Waratahs coaches (since 1985)[b]
Name Nat. From To Record Ref.
Pld W L D PF PA W%
Brian O'Shea Australia 29 January 1985 December 1986 10 6 4 0 258 201 060.00 [31]
Paul Dalton Australia December 1986 October 1987 7 5 2 0 149 128 071.43 [32]
Dick Laffan Australia 1988 August 1990 24 13 11 0 478 528 054.17 [33]
Rod Macqueen Australia 20 August 1990 4 August 1992 19 14 4 1 507 325 073.68 [34][35]
Greg Smith Australia 1992 6 October 1995 39 25 13 1 1,192 799 064.10 [36]
Chris Hawkins Australia October 1995 26 August 1996 22 14 8 0 663 534 063.64 [37][38]
Matt Williams Australia 1997 1999 33 14 17 2 807 820 042.42
Ian Kennedy Australia 2000 11 5 6 0 273 258 045.45
Bob Dwyer Australia 2001 2003 34 19 15 0 966 981 055.88 [39]
Ewen McKenzie Australia 2004 2008 66 37 27 2 966 981 056.06
Chris Hickey Australia 2009 2011 44 28 16 0 1,043 803 063.64
Michael Foley Australia 2012 16 4 12 0 346 407 025.00
Michael Cheika Australia 18 September 2012 2 April 2015 51 33 18 0 1,377 1,031 064.71 [40][41][42]
Daryl Gibson New Zealand 27 June 2015[c] 21 June 2019 64 28 35 1 1,789 1,748 043.75 [43][44][45]
Rob Penney New Zealand 2 October 2019 28 March 2021 19 5 14 0 369 604 026.32 [46][47]
Jason Gilmore
Chris Whitaker
Australia 28 March 2021 1 July 2021 8 0 8 0 204 356 000.00 [47]
Darren Coleman Australia 1 July 2021 Incumbent 31 15 16 0 835 814 048.39 [48][49]


Professional era


Statistics in this section include only those pertaining to Super Rugby matches (1996–present). They do not include any matches prior to this period (1882–1995). Records for "in a season" include finals games unless otherwise stated.
Correct as of 26 November 2014.[50]



See also


  1. ^ Established in 1882, the clubs first match played during the Super Rugby era was in 1996.
  2. ^ Since the inception of the first Super Rugby comepetition(s), the South Pacific Championship.
  3. ^ Although Daryl Gibson was confirmed as the new coach of the Waratahs on 2 April 2015, he would not take over the position from Michael Cheika until the season had concluded.


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  3. ^ "The Queensland v. Combined Team Football Match". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 24 August 1882. p. 6. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  4. ^ "The Queensland Footballers in Sydney". The Sydney Mail. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 26 August 1882. p. 347. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
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