NSW Waratahs lock up Tane Edmed | Latest rugby news

The NSW Waratahs have secured the services of local product Tane Edmed, with the emerging fly-half signing a two-year contract keeping him in sky blue until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Edmed is a product of the Waratahs and club rugby pathways graduating from the New South Wales Rugby Academy system and elite development squad into full-time playing squad in 2021 .

The Trinity Grammar School product was also named Dave Dennis Elite Youth Development Player at the end of the 2020 season after leading his Shute Shield Eastwood side to the Grand Finals in his first Year 1 season.

Edmed has had a stellar season in 2022 for the Waratahs, playing a part in season-defining wins over the Crusaders at Leichhardt Oval and the Waratah’s first win in Dunedin in over 14 years against the Highlanders.

The young Waratahs fly-half was delighted to stay in his home country for another two seasons.

“Yeah, it’s pretty amazing, I grew up here, I have a lot of close friends in the team and there are so many good feelings around the group,” Edmed said.

“The coaching staff here is world class and I think it’s the best place for my development as a person and a player, and one of the main reasons I’m staying.

“The future is really exciting here with the new facility, the new stadium and in this incredible culture that we are building, so it would be silly to leave.

“At the start of the season, DC asked us what kind of legacy we wanted to leave or what our goals were, and mine was to be part of this journey in rebuilding the Waratahs to get the team back to where it deserves to be. ‘be.

“I love playing for the Waratahs and I see myself here for years to come.”

Waratahs head coach Darren Coleman was thrilled to retain another lane product.

“Tane had a stellar season and sometimes it just goes to show that guys just need an opportunity, and once he had it he grabbed it with both hands,” Coleman said.

“It’s a great reflection of the quality of the journey system he’s been through, from schools in NSW to our academy and then graduating to the main team.

“Tane has a great future both here at the Waratahs and at the Wallabies if his game continues to develop.

“As a team man and a person, he’s top class, he plays hard week after week and the boys love him. We saw in the Crusaders game how much he cares about this team; he wears her heart on her sleeve, which is awesome.

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