The NSW Waratahs are proud to announce that backrower Will Harris re-signed with the team for a further year and keeping him in sky blue at least until the end of the 2023 season.
Harris joins a slew of talent re-committing to the NSW Waratahs and Australian rugby for next season and beyond, following standout performances for the team in Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific.
Originally hailing from Townsville, Harris attended Scots College and was part of the Australian U20’s World Cup Silver Medal-winning side in Argentina in 2019. Harris graduated from the Waratahs Academy to make his professional debut in Super Rugby AU in 2020 against the Queensland Reds.
The athletic backrower is currently enjoying a breakout season for the Waratahs in 2022, starting every match of the season bar one, and is currently the team’s leading try-scorer with five tries.
Harris was excited to continue to play a part in the team’s resurgence in Super Rugby.
“It was a pretty easy decision for me in the end, as I really like where the direction of the club is going. I love all the people at the club, we're a tight-knit group and I’m really enjoying the style of footy we’re playing this year,” Harris said.
“I feel like I've made some good improvements in my game with the help of the coaches and the senior players around me, and believe the Waratahs is the best place for me to develop as a player.
“It's a really exciting time to be part of the Waratahs, we’ve got a world-class headquarters almost complete, a world-class stadium to play out of next season and hopefully we’re on our way to becoming a world-class team.”
Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman said “We’re delighted that Will has re-signed with the team. He’s had a breakout year with his consistent performances and ability to find his way across the try line.
“Will is a great talent and we’re excited to play a role in his progression and his development to help him take his game to the next level and eventually higher honours with the Wallabies.
“Also, as an organisation it's always pleasing to be able to retain quality local players like Will who have come through our pathways and academy.”