Jack Dempsey
Position Back Row
Date of birth 12 April 1994
Height 191cm
Weight 109kg
Debut Round 14, 2015 v Sharks, Sydney


Jack Dempsey was a regular in representative rugby throughout his junior career, long earmarked a potential professional. A first XV player at Sydney’s Riverview College, Dempsey played for the Australian Schoolboys in 2012 and the Australia U20s side in the 2014 World Championships. Dempsey studied a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Management at the University of Technology.


Dempsey made his Waratahs debut in round 14 against the Sharks and went on to play three games for NSW, for a total of 28 minutes that season.


This was a breakout year for Dempsey, with 11 Super Rugby appearances for the Waratahs. A shoulder injury hampered his start to the year but the Gordon flanker finished strong, becoming a regular pick to start at blindside flanker. Three tries in a standout back end of the year resulted  in a call-up to the Wallabies Spring Tour as one of four development players.


Dempsey was one of the Waratahs most consistent players in the opening rounds of the 2017 Super Rugby season, although he was injured against the Brumbies in Round 4. It was then confirmed that Dempsey would miss up to two months of the Super Rugby season, but would not require surgery.

Representative Honours

2011 Australian Schoolboys

2014 Australian Under 20s

Super Rugby 2021 season