Cape Town – Versatile Waratahs forward Jed Holloway has signed a new
two-year contract, committing to his home state until the end of the
Holloway has again been impressive in 2019, having recently notched his 50th appearance in sky blue.
Hailing from the North Coast, Holloway played his junior football
with the Yamba Buccaneers and is part of a procession of local talent to
make the progression to Super Rugby.
The towering back-row has represented Australia at Schoolboy and U20
level and continues to draw the attention of national selectors,
following his inclusion in a World Cup training camp in May.
NSWRU General Manager of Rugby, Tim Rapp, said that Holloway would play an important role in the coming seasons.
“Jed’s a versatile forward who carries the ball strongly and has a
good work rate in defence, he’s improving year-on-year which is a great
sign from our point of view,” Rapp said.
“He’s come through our development pathways, more recently has taken
on leadership roles at Southern Districts and loves representing New
“Not only that, he does some wonderful charity work in his role as an
Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation – which I think says
a lot for the sort of character Jed is.
“He’s a valued member of our squad and the ultimate team man, his
presence around our young forwards will be invaluable over the next two
Holloway was looking forward to continuing his development at Daceyville.
“After making my debut (in 2013) I had to bide my time a little bit before getting some regular opportunities,” Holloway said.
“To have notched 50 caps this season is an achievement I’m really
proud of, and I’m glad to be staying in New South Wales to continue
representing the Waratahs.
“There’s a good group of young guys coming through here and to be a part of that is an exciting prospect.
“In the meantime, I’ll be focusing on the National Rugby Championships before we get started on pre-season for 2020.”