Young Tahs begin ‘pre-pre-season’

By Sam Ryan Just a week after the Waratahs 2015 Super Rugby campaign ended against the Highlanders, a select group of contracted players returned to training to begin ‘pre-pre-season’ at Moore Park. A five month program aimed at fast tracking the development of players like Jed Holloway, Jack Dempsey, Jim Stewart and Andrew Kellaway ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. With upwards of 15 players from this year’s squad moving on, the success of the program could be vital for the Waratahs title hopes in the years to come. “We are moving into a period where we need to focus on the development of the younger players, so from June through to November, it’s a critical time for us to try and get those young guys ready for the start of the official pre-season,” newly appointed head coach Darryl Gibson told Rugby News. “The guys that we have training currently are the guys we are looking to fill those positions in the coming year.” Despite the mass exodus, Gibson was hesi
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