Super Rugby Pacific: Will Harris signs Waratahs contract extension

Date published: May 27 2022 - David Skippers

The Waratahs have announced that back-row forward Will Harris has signed a contract extension which will keep him with the team until the the end of the 2023 season.

The 21-year-old has been at the forefront of the Sydneysiders’ resurgence during this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign and is the latest player to recommit to the Waratahs and Australian rugby for the 2023 campaign and beyond.

Harris, who hails from Townsville, was part of Australia’s squad which finished as runners-up to France at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina in 2019.

In fine form

He has been one of the Waratahs‘ standout players in 2022 as he has cemented his spot in their starting line-up and is the team’s leading try-scorer with five tries.

Harris is excited to stay on at the Waratahs and wants to build on the good start to his career.

“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,” he told the Waratahs’ official website.

“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 is delighted that Harris has signed a new contract.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

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