The NSW Waratahs can confirm that Jack Dempsey will depart the club at the completion of the 2021 Super Rugby season to take up an opportunity at the Glasgow Warriors.
The 14-Test Wallaby and Gordon backrower made his Super Rugby debut with the NSW Waratahs in 2015 and has amassed 44 caps so far in his seven years with the club. Outside of the Waratahs, Jack helped Gordon win their first Shute Shield Premiership in 22 years last season.
NSW Waratahs Head Coach, Rob Penney praised Dempsey for his fantastic contribution to the Waratahs over a long period of time and for his positive impact on the team.
“Jack has been a pleasure to work with at the Waratahs, and although he has been hindered by injury on occasions, every game he plays he makes his presence felt.
“Jack is a player of great influence in our forward pack and will have a huge role to play in our 2021 campaign.”
“While we’re sad to see him go, we understand what a great opportunity this is for him, the ability to play a long season and to experience what our great game has to offer abroad was something that really excited Jack. We wish Jack all the best at Glasgow.”
Dempsey said it was a decision that he considered at length and after much deliberation, felt the time was right to move onto a new challenge in his career.
“I’m very excited to be starting the next phase of my professional rugby career in Scotland with the Glasgow Warriors for the upcoming 2021/22 season. It’s a club with such a rich and long history and I’m looking forward to joining their campaign and working with Danny Wilson and the team."
“The move to Glasgow presents such a different challenge both in lifestyle and rugby, and personally, it feels like the right time to take that challenge head-on.”
“Departing NSW was an incredibly tough decision. It’s a club I have spent my entire professional career since joining at the end of 2014. The Waratahs allowed me to develop as a rugby player on my home soil and represent my state which has meant the world to me over the past seven seasons. I leave with very fond memories of the players, coaches and fans and wish the team, coaching staff and entire organisation the best of success.”