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    Waratahs announce Jack Maddocks signing

    2020-01-09 12:53

    Cape Town - The Waratahs have announced the signing of Wallabies wing Jack Maddocks, who joins from the Melbourne Rebels for the 2020 Super Rugby season.

    Maddocks will link up with his new team-mates immediately for his first training session at NSW Rugby’s Daceyville headquarters.

    A capped Wallaby and Australian Sevens representative, Maddocks returns to New South Wales after three seasons in Victoria.

    Waratahs staff will now liaise with the player and the Australian Sevens coaching staff on what a potential shared model would look like ahead of their 2020 playing schedule.

    Waratahs head coach Rob Penney said that signing a player of Maddocks’ calibre was a huge boost as his side resumes their pre-season preparations.

    “First and foremost, Jack is a wonderfully talented player,” Penney said.

    “When the opportunity arose to bring him back (to NSW) it was one I was really keen on for a number of reasons.

    “Jack can play right across the backline, he’s got speed, skill and creativity with the ball in hand.

    “Bringing him back gives us a range of options in the way we’d like to set up. I’m looking forward to seeing him on the training pitch over the next few weeks as he starts to embed himself into the combinations we’ve established over pre-season.”

    Maddocks said he was glad to have a deal for the 2020 season sorted and was looking forward to returning to New South Wales.

    “It’s something that has been discussed for a while so to have it sorted and be back home is great,” Maddocks said.

    “New South Wales is home for me, my family are here, it’s where I started playing rugby and it’s where I want to continue my career - being involved with both the Waratahs and Eastern Suburbs.

    “From all reports it’s a great environment that Rob (Penney) and the staff have created over the pre-season and one I’m excited to be a part of.

    “I’d like to thank everyone at the Waratahs and the Rebels for making this move possible.”

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