Miller extends with NSW

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by Beth Newman

Waratahs flanker Will Miller has extended his time with NSW until the end of 2019, committing to a one-year extension.

Miller has forced his way into a starting spot this season, and impressed enough to secure another year in the setup. 

The Waratahs opted against their dual openside structure against the Lions, but with a more mobile opposition in the Blues this weekend, MIller would seem likely to return to the starting spot.

It's a dynamic the 25-year-old is satisfied with, understanding the need to adapt to different opponents.

"It's one of those things - it depends what the coaches want to do and which way they want to play the game against what teams they're playing," he said.

"Obviously I like being on the field but if we're going to be better off as a team with Ned at six or whoever, it's better for the team it's better for us."

Will Miller will play at blindside flanker on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Getty ImagesThough he doesn't have the height that many coaches look for in a blindside flanker these days, Miller compensates for that in other areas, looking to ease the workload of skipper Michael Hooper and no. 8 Michael Wells.

"I try and take a little bit of work off Hoops and Wellsy because they're both big work rate players," he said.

"If they can do a little bit less and do what they do a bit better and put all their energy into that, it makes it better for the team and also it'll help me get into the game quickly, so coming off the bench that's what i try and do."

Miller said he wasn't looking to go elsewhere, after signing a one-year extension with the Waratahs.

"I've always wanted to be a Waratah and I am one now and I look forward to playing for another season with them, so I'm really happy with the offer I've got and look forward to the next year," he said.

Miller came to the Waratahs at the start of this season, after a short-term loan stint with the Rebels last year.

The Waratahs take on the Blues at Brookvale Oval on Saturday May 5, kicking off at 7:45pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS and RADIO.