NSW Rugby reshapes elite development program to “create quality Waratahs”

CLICK HERE: NSW U20s and U19s squads announced Newly appointed NSW Waratahs General Manager of Rugby Tim Rapp believes the club’s restructured Elite Development Program will help produce quality Waratahs and Wallabies for the future. A new two-tier program has replaced the Gen Blue under 20s squad in 2017, with younger players given more opportunity to grow and develop away from the competitive spotlight. The EP1 (Elite Development One) squad is filled with under 19s players and focuses more on development, while the EP2 squad will contest the Super 20s tournament later this year. “We play in the Super 20s competition and results are important, but at the end of the day that isn’t our main focus,” Rapp told Rugby News. “We want guys to develop and progress into EP3 players and then graduate and play for the Waratahs, because that’s when it is really important to be winning. “The whole focus of the Elite Development Program is to produce Waratahs and then hopefully
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