Mason applauds ‘Tahs team environment

Date published: April 4 2017

Waratahs fly-half Mack Mason praised the team environment at the Sydney club after his Super Rugby debut against the Crusaders.

It wasn't the finest performance for the 'Tahs who went down to the men in red and black 41-22. Despite the loss Mason had a decent day on the paddock after assisting in one the Waratahs' three tries while kicking well from hand.

Mason praised his team-mates for making him feel welcome so quickly.

"Coming to the 'Tahs, it has been easy moving down here", the debutant told the Waratahs website.

"Guys like Rob Horne and Jed Holloway in particular, who make it easier for us really younger guys to fit in.

"Great culture, great blokes and everyone’s in it for each other. There isn’t a bad bloke amongst the players or the coaches so it’s very good."

The rookie number 10 applauded Foley's influence as well.

"It’s been really good. He gives an awesome insight to his thought process on the field so he’s definitely been a key help over the last few months."

Head coach Daryl Gibson summed up the 20-year-old and his time at the 'Tahs.

"A really calm, cool-headed young kid. (He) has been working really well and he’s really earnt an opportunity to start for us," Gibson said.

After a stint at the Melbourne Storm, Mason headed home to Queensland where he was a part of the Queensland Country side in the NRC.

Called up to the Australian U20’s side, Mason played a key part in the historic defeat of the New Zealand U20’s with his contribution of an 82nd minute penalty kick to seal their fate.