Waratahs to hold Vickerman memorial in South Africa

The Waratahs will be holding their own memorial in South Africa for Dan Vickerman, a man who was a mentor and teammate for many of the NSW players. While few who played with him in Super Rugby are still at the club, many were connected with the 63-Test lock through Shute Shield club, Sydney Uni. Waratahs halfback and former Uni player, Nick Phipps, said a handful of players had considered staying in Australia until after the memorial but instead opted to go to Johannesburg with the rest of the squad and stage their own private tribute. “We’ll be doing something (here),” he said. “Five or six of us had a chat to Daryl (Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson) and figured out the earliest we could get back here would be Thursday afternoon. Knowing the big fella, he’d prefer us to be over here working hard, but we’ll do something over here, tomorrow or the next day. “It’ll be a good experience for us, give us a little bit of closure. There’s only so much you can do. “Every
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