Ned Hanigan

  • 26 Age
  • 110kg Weight
  • 194cm Height


Ned Hanigan is one of the versatile forwards in the NSW Waratahs squad, covering both loose forward and the second row. He was sidelined with a knee injury in 2018 but still went on to play 15 Super Rugby games for his home state. Born in Dubbo, Hanigan left his nearby hometown of Coonamble in central west NSW when he was 12, to attend Sydney’ St. Joseph’s College having never played rugby before. It was there that his love for the game started and his talent soon became apparent. He was picked for the Australian Schoolboys side for the 2013 Grand Slam European tour. He went on to play in Randwick’s Premiership-winning Colts side and NSW Under 20s in 2014. As a proud country lad, Hanigan previously worked for Gai Waterhouse as a stable hand and handler for her horses. Building as dominant Super Rugby breakaway, Hanigan earnt a national call up in 2017 after a dominant Super Rugby campaign. To date he has earnt 12 caps for the national side and is approaching 50 super caps for the NSW Waratahs.