NSW coaches continue search for future Tahs outside of traditional schoolboy pathway

NSW Rugby have restructured their under 18s development pathway in the hope of keeping players from different walks of life playing rugby. This Sunday, former Waratah and Sevens Olympian Pat McCutcheon will be out scouting for future Waratahs as the 2018 Sydney U18 Rep Trials kick off. The Sydney U18s Rep Pathway is open to all U18s club rugby players in 2018 SJRU, premiership or subbies competitions, whether they’re at school, an apprentice, TAFE student or in the workforce. “It’s an alternative and inclusive pathway stream, that sits outside the Schools Associations,” explains McCutcheon who is the Elite Youth Manager at NSW Waratahs. “I’ll be out there watching every trial game, and I’m looking for future Gen Blue players.” McCutcheon hopes the expansion of the NSWJRU U18s program will keep more talented kids in rugby union. “I see talent everywhere I go, and the best footballers are always being tugged in different directions to play
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