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Waratahs 2023


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Might as well start now as player signings are happening. Updates welcome

Dave Porecki (2024)
Tolu Latu (2023)

Adrian Brown (2024)
Tiaan Tauakipulu (2023)
Harry Johnson-Holmes (2024)
Tom Lambert (2024)

Jed Holloway (2023)
Taleni Seu (2023?)

Michael Hooper (2023)
Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco (2023)
Langi Gleeson (2023)
Will Harris (2023)

Jake Gordon (2023)
Harrison Goddard (2023)
Teddy Wilson (2023??)

Will Harrison (2023)
Ben Donaldson (2023)
Tane Edmed (2024)
Jack Bowen (2023)

Izaia Perese (2024)
Lalakai Foketi (2024)
Harry Wilson (2024)

Dylan Pietsch (2023)
Mark Nawaqanitawase (2023)
Ben Dowling (2023)

Kurtley Beale (2023)
Max Jorgensen (???)

Zac Von Appen - lock (2023?)
Zane Marolt - lock (2023?)

Hamdan Tuipulotu (2022?)
Angus Bell (2022)
Tetera Faulkner (???)
Archer Holz (2022)
Ned Hanigan (??)
Hugh Sinclair (2022)
Charlie Gamble (2021)
Joey Walton (???)
Moses Tuipultou (??)
Lachlan Swinton (2022)



Alex Newsome (ASM Clermont)
James Ramm (Northampton Saints)
Carlo Tizzano (Ealing)
Henry Robertson (TBC)
Hugh Bokenham (TBC)
Geoff Cridge (TBC)
Jack Grant (Ealing)
Jamie Roberts (Retired)
Jeremy Williams (Western Force)
Max Douglas (TBC)
Ruan Smith (Lions)
Tevita Runa (TBC)
Tristian Reilly (Wests Tigers)
Tom Horton (Leicester)
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Nev Cottrell (35)
Angus Bell hasn't signed yet? Well, next year is a World Cup year so probably will be easy to retain high profile player

Pass it to Dunning!

Syd Malcolm (24)
I don’t think much deadwood in the unsigned but also some talent coming though like harry Wilson and nick chan may need to make room for from development to full squad members.
Maybe dead wood is too harsh. But for a bunch of players, if they were going to develop into championship-winning players, they would have done so by now.


James Horwill (77)
Staff member
Angus Bell hasn't signed yet? Well, next year is a World Cup year so probably will be easy to retain high profile player

He definitely took a punt signing for one year thinking his stocks would rise and at this point it looks like a great move by him.

Last year he had a ton of potential to be a key Wallaby but Rugby Australia would certainly be looking at his contract for 2023 onwards as the starting LHP for the Wallabies and one of the most important players in the side. Absolute gun.


Nev Cottrell (35)
When your hero likes your comment on social networks:



Adam Ashley-Cooper, the most underestimated player at international level. He never received the credit that he deserved from international Media


Michael Lynagh (62)
So we have seen some improvements in tahs this season. What is the difference. To me would be;

Front row pretty good with bell and HJH (Harry Johnson-Holmes)

Hooker options pretty solid

second row better with Holloway and cridge, with hanigan to come

back row much stronger with depth witb gamble and Harris at forefront and hooper to come.

depth at half with grant behind Gordon showing promise but not the finished product so need Gordon if going to win the big games

centres strong with Perese and Foketi.

wings - probably still say just ok here but Mark M (Nawaqanitawase) showed promise last night but need a closer look at his defence which was main area of concern.

fullback looking ok with newsome and Harrison options but still early days and Beale to come next year but not sure how much that makes a difference.


Michael Lynagh (62)
Apparently Nemani Nadolo is coming home via the Waratahs. Pretty great pick up, still does absolutely bonkers stuff at his age.
Interesting…I suppose one of the benefits is what some of the younger players like Marky n might learn / pick up from him plus immediate squad quality depth.