Jed Holloway re-commits to NSW Waratahs and Australian Rugby

Wed, Mar 8, 2023, 6:58 PM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

The NSW Waratahs and Rugby Australia are proud to announce that lock Jed Holloway has re-committed to the side, keeping him in sky blue and Australian Rugby at least until the end of the 2025 season.

Hailing from the North Coast of NSW, Holloway is a product of the NSW development pathways playing for Southern Districts in the Shute Shield and his junior football with the Yamba Buccaneers.

Holloway made his Waratahs debut in 2015 and has gone on to earn 76 Super Rugby caps for the team, including the honour of captaining the side in Jake Gordon’s absence last year.

Since returning home to NSW from Toyota Verblitz in Japan in 2022, Holloway has made an instant impact on the Waratahs and their resurgence in Super Rugby, recognised by winning the Matt Burke Cup at the end of last season.

Holloway’s leadership and dominant form in the 2022 Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific competition saw him make his Wallabies debut against Argentina in the Rugby Championship and wear the gold jersey ten times in 2022.

Holloway was excited for the next three years in Australian Rugby with a World Cup and a home Lions tour on the horizon.

“For me, it was a no-brainer, I’ve loved every minute since I’ve come back from Japan, and it’s an incredibly exciting time here with the Waratahs and Australian Rugby,” Holloway said.

“We made a lot of progress last year at the Waratahs and I think we’re building something special at the Wallabies as well.

“My family loves Sydney, I’m a proud New South Welshman, and with a World Cup and a home British and Irish Lions tour coming up, there is no place I’d rather be.”

NSW Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman said: “It’s great not just for the organisation but for Jed and his family to extend for another couple of years.”

“We all saw the impact that he had on the team last year and we’re expecting the same again from him this year.

“The mentorship and knowledge he provides our younger players in invaluable and being a member of the Wallabies leadership group last year demonstrates his value to the national set up.”

Wallabies coach Eddie Jones said: “Jed is an experienced Super Rugby player who is developing good leadership attributes.”

“He’s got the ability to cover the lock and backrow positions and we’ll be watching his performances for the Waratahs closely this season.”

The Waratahs take on the Melbourne Rebels in round three of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific this Friday 10 March at AAMI Park.