The Waratahs have added to their playing stocks for 2017 with the announcement of fly-half Bryce Hegarty re-signing for a further season.
Hegarty first joined the squad in January this year. He earned two caps for NSW in the first few matches of Super Rugby 2016 before being struck by a season ending ACL injury in round two against the Brumbies.
The 24-year-old utility back has previous Super Rugby experience, having played 33 times for the Melbourne Rebels, securing 49 points for the club, including seven tries. He joined the Waratahs after a stint overseas in the Japanese Top League.
Recently back running, Hegarty will be ready in time for the 2017 pre-season. Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson said he was keen to see Bryce back on the park for NSW.
"Bryce has been working hard on his rehabilitation and returning as a better athlete," Gibson said.
"His season was cruelly cut short this year, but he is on track for a return in pre-season and is keen to perform for the team in 2017.
"Bryce brings a lot of experience and guidance in a position where, nationally, depth is being tested. So I'm really looking forward to how he can add to the new energy of the team next season."