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Phil Waugh
Phil Waugh speaks to the media.jpg
Phil Waugh in 2014
Date of birth (1979-09-22) 22 September 1979 (age 43)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb)
UniversitySydney University
SpouseAbbe Waugh
ChildrenJack, Charlie, George and Arthur
Rugby union career
Position(s) Openside Flanker
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2011 Waratahs 136 (65)
Correct as of 7 March 2011
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Australian Schoolboys
79 (20)
Correct as of 9 March 2010

Phillip Waugh (born 22 September 1979) is a retired Australian rugby union footballer who played 136 matches in Super Rugby for the NSW Waratahs, and in 79 Test matches for the Wallabies. His usual position was openside flanker.

Rugby career

Waugh's career as a rugby player began at the Shore school, playing in the First XV in his final 3 years and captaining the team in 1997. He was selected to represent the Australian Schoolboy's team in 1996 and 1997, captaining the team in 1997.

Waugh's campaign continued in 1998, as he was named in the Australian under 19s Rugby team, and subsequently the under 21s from 1998 to 2000.[citation needed]

His professional career began in 1999, playing for the Waratahs, and later that year gained selection for the Wallabies Spring tour of the UK and Europe, making his test debut as a replacement in the match against England. Waugh continued receiving game time with the team until early 2002 when an ankle injury caused him to miss out on the international season.

After his recovery, Waugh returned to the field to be named vice-captain of the 2003 Rugby World Cup team, who were ultimately runners-up. He was rewarded for his performance in 2003 by winning the John Eales Medal for the Wallabies Best and Fairest Player.

Waugh was named captain of the Waratahs in 2007 but was injured for most of the Super 14 season. Rocky Elsom and Adam Freier deputized in his absence. During the 2008 Super 14 season, he led the Waratahs from second last (2007 result) to second on the ladder.


In December 2013 Waugh was a crew member aboard racing supermaxi yacht Perpetual Loyal in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, with his other celebrity crew members, Karl Stefanovic, Larry Emdur, Tom Slingsby, Jude Bolton and Guillaume Brahimi.[1]


See also


  1. ^ "Sydney to Hobart 2013". Perpetual Limited. 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ Phil Waugh awards Archived 9 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine 20 May 2009
Preceded byGeorge Smith John Eales Medal 2003 Succeeded byDavid Lyons