The NSW Waratahs are pleased to announce the re-signing of flanker Charlie Gamble, keeping him in sky blue at least until the end of the 2024 season.
Born in Canterbury in New Zealand, Gamble has taken the long road to Super Rugby, via the Crusaders Academy in New Zealand and through club rugby at Petersham and Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield.
Gamble made his debut for the Waratahs in 2021 and has been an integral part of the team ever since, playing 23 games and emerging as one of the breakout stars of the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific competition.
The backrower’s strong form in 2022 was recognised by winning the Waratahs forward of the year award and earning selection in the Wallabies training camp earlier this year on the Gold Coast.
The versatile forward, capable of playing all three backrow positions, was delighted to extend his stay in Sydney and continue to represent the Waratahs.
"I'm really excited to be re-signing with the Waratahs, they provided me with the opportunity to play Super Rugby and I’ll always be extremely grateful for that," Gamble said.
"I love living in Sydney, I love NSW, and I love the Waratahs. Things are building nicely here, and I honestly believe we can do something special with the squad we have.
“The coaching staff, players, and facilities are all first class, and it was a really easy decision for me in the end.”
NSW Waratahs Head Coach, Darren Coleman, praised Gamble's work ethic and commitment to the team.
"Charlie is a talented and hardworking player, and we're thrilled he’s going to continue to be a Waratah," Coleman said.
“He was one of the standouts, not just for the Waratahs, but in the whole Super Rugby Pacific competition last season and a big part of our turnaround.
"His dedication and work ethic are second to none, and with our future in mind, he is a huge signing for the team.”
NSW Waratahs General Manager of Rugby Andrew Blades said the re-signing of Gamble was a positive step forward for the Waratahs.
"Charlie is an important player for the Waratahs, and we're delighted to retain his services," Blades said.
“His commitment to the team and his performances for us have been outstanding.
“He’s a player that adds a lot to the organisation on and off the field, and we’re happy he’s staying in NSW for the foreseeable future.”
The Waratahs take on the Hurricanes this Friday 17 March at Sky Stadium in Wellington.