Young lock McCauley re-signs with NSW Waratahs


23/05/2018



By NSW Waratahs Media unit

Photo credit: Dave Molloy

Promising young lock Ryan McCauley will continue his career in NSW after committing to the NSW Waratahs until the end of 2020, it was announced today.

The 20-year-old Eastern Suburbs second rower has impressed the NSW Waratahs coaching staff since coming to the fore in 2017.

NSW Waratahs Assistant Coach (Forwards) Simon Cron said McCauley represents the next generation of forwards for the franchise.

“Ryan is a very astute lock who does a lot of work off the field around his and the team’s preparation. He is continuing to develop his work-rate around the field, which helps complement his set-piece strengths,” said Cron, who coached McCauley in the Junior Wallabies’ side last year.

“He is still only 20 years of age and as a tight forward he will only continue to get better,” Cron added.

McCauley, who attended Matraville High School and Scots College in Sydney, said he had no hesitation in re-committing to the NSW Waratahs.

“I like playing for NSW, this is my home State and I love the environment and am enjoying my time here,” he said.

He came on as a replacement in last week’s 41-12 win against the Highlanders in only his second Vodafone Super Rugby match after making his debut against the Western Force in 2017.

“It was great to be a part of a team that put on a performance like that. We have been building towards that win the last few games and it was pleasing to see it come together.”

“I will continue to work on my lineout skills, including getting more confident in managing lineout calls, cleaning rucks and carrying the ball when I need to,” McCauley added.

The NSW Waratahs will face the Chiefs in Hamilton this Saturday 26 May at 5:30pm (AEST). You can catch all the action live on Fox Sports.

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