The NSW Waratahs have secured the services of two of their brightest pathway graduates, brothers Harry and Teddy Wilson.
The talented sons of Reds, Wallabies, and World Cup Winner Dave Wilson, Teddy and Harry have been in the Waratahs system for the past three years and have graduated into full-time professional contracts.
Harry Wilson has signed a two-year deal with the Waratahs keeping him in Sky-Blue at least until the end of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Outside back Harry progressed through the NSW pathways through St Augustine’s College, Australian U20’s, and into the Waratahs Academy in 2019.
Harry was a standout performer in the Waratahs A matches earlier this season and has played a role in Eastwoods surging run to the Semi-Finals in the Shute Shield this year.
Harry Wilson said, “I’ve always dreamt of playing for the Waratahs, and to hopefully do that here with my brother will be a really special moment for myself and my family,”
“I’ve been in the program now for the past three years and working hard to try and get my first Super Rugby cap, and to potentially do it in my home state, and in front of my friends and family would be amazing.”
Scrum-half Teddy has graduated from an Extended Development contract into the main squad and is also a product of the NSW pathways, attending The King’s School and representing the Junior Wallabies and Waratahs Academy.
Teddy capped off a stellar year in 2021 winning the Dave Dennis Elite Youth Development Player of the Year Award after representing the Waratahs A side, earning selection in the Junior Wallabies side, and making his 1st-grade debut for Eastern Suburbs all in his first year out of school.
The young scrumhalf made his Super Rugby debut earlier this year against the Reds at Suncorp Stadium and has been one of the standouts for Easts in this year’s Shute Shield competition.
Teddy Wilson said, “Making my Super Rugby debut earlier this year was incredibly special for myself and my family and I’m very grateful to have signed here for another season.”
“Harry signing makes it even more special and hopefully one day we can take the field together, as it’s been a dream of ours since we were young.”
Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman said "It is excellent news that both Harry and Teddy have signed with us, as they are both very important to the future of the team.
“Harry is a great addition to our squad who adds depth and quality to our outside backs and has shown great patience in his elevation through our pathway into the main squad.
“Besides his athleticism, Harry is one of the most competitive guys I’ve coached, and his positive energy drives others around him.
“We’ve all seen in the back half of the Shute Shield and in the Australian U20’s matches this year what a dynamic player Teddy Wilson is.
“Besides his fleet of foot and attacking prowess, he’s as tough as teak, a great cover defender, and extremely competitive.
“It’s great that we can get a set of brothers in our team, especially a couple of Wilsons who will be wearing sky-blue instead of red.”