The NSW Waratahs are pleased to announce the signing of tighthead prop Tom Ross on a one-year deal, bolstering the team’s front-row stocks ahead of their 2024 Super Rugby Pacific campaign.
A product of the Daramalan College in Canberra, Ross represented ACT U17s and Australian U20s in 2018 at the World 20s Championships.
Ross first signed with the Brumbies in 2019 and has been capped 30 times in Super Rugby and brings invaluable front-row experience to the Waratahs ahead of their 2024 campaign.
Ross was delighted to head up the highway at the opportunity to represent the Waratahs.
“It’s a bit surreal for me to come to the Waratahs as a Canberra boy,” Ross said.
“I’m looking forward to working with Te-Tera and Pauli to develop my game, train alongside the likes of Angus Bell and continue playing in Super Rugby”.
Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman said, “Tom is a good young prop and has been around some strong props down at the Brumbies.”
“We haven’t hidden from the fact we wanted to build depth and competition amongst our front-row players.”
“Tom is a good Tighthead prop who has built a reasonable level of experience in Super Rugby now. He’s played Australian A and all our boys who played with him have recommended him as a good team man.”
“He has been around some strong props & good coaching down at the Brumbies program so again he’ll add real competition and depth to our forwards.”
Previous Clubs: ACT Brumbies
International experience: Australia U20