The Wallabies’ campaign to win the Rugby World Cup 2023 has been given a major boost, with veteran center-back Nic White turning down major Japanese offers to extend his contract with the Brumbies and Rugby Australia for another year. Rugby World Cup fans can buy Rugby World Cup 2023 Tickets from our website.

The Herald has exposed that White is considering leaving Australian rugby at the end of the year. After being offered a seven-figure contract by a top club.

Nic White turning down major Japanese offers to extend his contract
Nic White turning down major Japanese offers to extend his contract

The news generated panic among the Brumbies and Wallabies in the run-up to a World Cup year. After Tom Banks accepted a $1.4 million-a-year deal in Japan.

White is Dave Rennie’s favorite starting linebacker and is in the Wallabies’ leadership group. But as the new Giteau law limits three picks per series, the 45-cap 9 will be at serious risk of not taking part.

The appeal of the World Cup was apparently enough for Nic White to decide to stay, with the 31-year-old agreeing on a deal with the RA and the Brubys on Tuesday, according to sources close to the talks.

The Nic White extension comes after his Brumbies partner Noah Lolesio also turned down the Japanese’ offer to stay in Canberra, the latest example of Australian rugby player retention.

New contracts this year with Jordan Petaia, Ryan Lonergan, Izack Rodda, James Slipper, Izaia Perese, Dave Porecki, Jock Campbell, Andrew Kellaway, Pete Samu, Darcy Swain, Lachlan and Hunter Paisami, Lalakai Foketi, Harry Johnson-Holmes, and Kurtley Beale. Rob Leota also re-contract last June.

Meanwhile, the Waratahs have recalled the invaluable experience of two forwards who played in NSW’s last series – and have 158 left as they look to make the playoffs at home for the first time since 2018. Super games, 28 tests, and a Super Rugby title between them. Rugby World Cup 2023 fans can buy rwc tickets from our website.

Ned Hanigan has returned to training with the Waratahs after flying this week
Ned Hanigan has returned to training with the Waratahs after flying this week

Wallabies forwards Ned Hanigan and Paddy Ryan have both returned to preparation with the Waratahs. After flying this week after completing their individual seasons in Japan.

After playing for Kurita for two seasons before re-signing with the Tahs last July, Hanigan’s return was predictable. But Ryan’s return was more of a blast from the past as the 33-year-old prop signed a short-term cover deal to replace the injured Harry Johnson-Holmes.

Ryan played 105 Super Rugby appearances for the Waratahs during his career in 2011 and 2018, including coming off the bench for the Tahs championship team in 2014.

Ryan left the Waratahs in 2018 and has since played for Major League Rugby’s San Diego and Japan’s D3’s Munakata Sanix Blues.

Hanigan, who made his NSW debut in 2016 and made 25 appearances for the Wallabies, is likely to go straight to the Waratahs’ 23-man roster this week. Given the importance of Saturday night’s home win over the Hurricanes at Leichhardt Oval.

Michael Hooper also returns to the Waratahs’ starting lineup. After missing out on the win over Moana Pasifika with a decision.

“They bring a lot of experience. Ned, you can hear him before you see him. He always has a smile on his face. He’s the one who tries to make the boys laugh, but he will keep trying,” Waratah’s center said Lalakai Foketi.

Paddy Ryan played 105 Super Rugby appearances for the Waratahs during his career
Paddy Ryan played 105 Super Rugby appearances for the Waratahs during his career

“Paddy, he takes a lot of experience and I think he’s a bit like ‘Hoops’. An older head and the boys want to perform when he’s around, show him what we can do. It’s great to have them back Well I told the guys. Before that they wanted to come and try to be on this team. Because we are playing really well now there are a lot of people vying for places. It’s great to see them back can’t wait to see what they bring.”

After the Waratahs believed in young people in 2020 and 2021 and struggled stressed. New coach Darren Coleman is looking to employ more Whitebeard players in 2022. Hanigan and Ryan bolster the age profile of a team. That has already added the influential Hooper Jed Holloway and Jamie Roberts.

With one in three players aged 21 or under by 2021, 40% of the current Waratahs squad are now over 26. A change in terms of composure and conviction and raising standards. The expected effect was achieved.

“It’s very different. Not only do they [the older players] have such a huge impact on the guys on the pitch, but they also have such a huge impact on the guys off the pitch. They bring cool heads off the pitch and also on the field. Do things,” said star prop Angus Bell, 21.

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