Why the rise of Tane Edmed is the example Australian rugby should follow

By Jon Geddes

FOLLOWING his eye-catching first season with the revitalised Waratahs and ahead of his debut for Australia A, five-eighth Tane Edmed could have been excused if he put his feet up last weekend.

But instead of some well-earnt R&R, he opted to turn out for his club side Eastwood in their Shute Shield game with Gordon at TG Millner Field last Saturday.

It was a refreshing move by the rising star and one that hopefully will set a precedent for other players and coaches moving forward.

“Tane is the blueprint for a lot of the way we should be treating our development players,” said Eastwood coach Ben Batger.