Phil Waugh

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Phil Waugh
Phil Waugh.jpg
Phil Waugh playing for the Waratahs
Date of birth (1979-09-22) 22 September 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
School Shore
University Sydney University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Openside Flanker
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–2011 Waratahs 124 (65)
correct as of 7 March 2011.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000–09
1996–97
Australia
Australian Schoolboys
79 (20)
correct as of 9 March 2010.

Phillip Waugh (born 22 September 1979 in Sydney) is a retired Australian rugby union footballer who played 124 matches in Super Rugby for the NSW Waratahs, and in 79 Test matches for the Wallabies. His usual position was openside flanker.

Rugby career[edit]

Waugh's career as a rugby player began at the Shore school, playing in the First XV in his final 3 years and captaining the team in 1997. He was selected to represent the Australian Schoolboy's team in 1996 and 1997, captaining the team in 1997.

Waugh's campaign continued in 1998, as he was named in the Australian under 19's Rugby team, and subsequently the under 21's from 1999 to 2000.[citation needed]

His professional career began in 2000, playing for the Waratahs, and later that year gained selection for the Wallabies Spring tour of the UK and Europe, making his test debut as a replacement in the match against England. Waugh continued receiving game time with the team until early 2002, when an ankle injury caused him to miss out on the international season.

After his recovery, Waugh returned to the field to be named vice captain of the 2003 Rugby World Cup team, who were ultimately runners-up. He was rewarded for his performance in 2003 by winning the John Eales Medal for the Wallabies Best and Fairest Player.

Waugh was named captain of the Waratahs in 2007, but was injured for most of the Super 14 season. Rocky Elsom and Adam Freier deputised in his absence. During the 2008 Super 14 season, he led the Waratahs from second last (2007 result) to second on the ladder.

Waugh spent the majority of his career as a backup to the champion openside flanker George Smith. His situation has been almost a mirror of Stuart MacGill's career in the shadows of Shane Warne.[1]

Sailing[edit]

In December 2013 Waugh was a crew member aboard racing supermaxi yacht Perpetual Loyal in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, with his other celebrity crew members, Karl Stefanovic, Larry Emdur, Tom Slingsby, Jude Bolton and Guillaume Brahimi.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • 2010 Waratahs Best forward award
  • 2009 Waratahs Best forward award
  • 2008 Waratahs Best Forward award
  • 2004 Matthew Burke Cup – Waratahs Players’ Player
  • 2003 John Eales Medal[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waugh is no longer tour de force By Wayne Smith 15 September 2008
  2. ^ "Sydney to Hobart 2013". Perpetual. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ Phil Waugh awards 20/05/2009

External links[edit]

Preceded by
George Smith
John Eales Medal
2003
Succeeded by
David Lyons