The Waratahs have received some welcome news for 2017, with emerging prop Tom Robertson signing a two-year extension with the Waratahs.
Robertson made an impact in his debut season, steadying the Waratahs scrum after some early concerns and impressing plenty with a try on debut against the Brumbies in round four this season.
His analytical approach to rugby has clearly paid off, with Robertson diligently studying clips of games each week in a bid to improve.
The 21-year-old is juggling his full-time rugby career with medicine studies at the University of Sydney, a work ethic that has impressed head coach Daryl Gibson.
“His efforts in balancing and managing his studies together with his work on the field is remarkable,” he said.
"Tom loves the scrum, and with that attitude, and his willingness to work hard and be the best, the team can only benefit.
“Like many of the new talented players who have stepped up for the Tahs this year, Tom is another exciting prospect for us.
“He has added a lot to the front row and I’m really looking forward to seeing how he continues to develop with the Waratahs.”
Robertson’s strong debut has been recognized at the national level, with the rising star currently training with the Wallabies ahead of the Rugby Championship.