Sevens star extends Waratahs deal
NEWS: Waratahs Cameron Clark has exercised an option in his contract to extend his stay at Daceyville for a further season.
Originally re-signing at the beginning of the 2018 on a two-year deal, Clark is now on board for the 2020 Super Rugby season – looking to add to his 38 caps in sky blue.
Clark – an accomplished Sevens player – joined the NSW Waratahs in 2017 after returning to the 15-man game via the Shute Shield and National Rugby Championship (NRC).
The former Wahroonga Tiger represented Australia at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Clark was in action again this NRC campaign, making four appearances for Sydney before being rested to manage some niggling injuries – ensuring he’s able to join the main group for pre-season training in late-November.
NSW Waratahs Head Coach, Rob Penney said he was pleased to see Clark remain in his home state.
“Cameron is part of a group of young, talented, home-grown outside backs here at the [NSW] Waratahs and I’m glad he’ll be with us in 2020,” Penney said.
“To represent your country at a Commonwealth or Olympic Games is a significant feat, to then go and make a successful transition from Sevens to the 15-man game is really impressive.
“I know Cameron has been in and around the fringes of the national squad and 2020 represents a big opportunity for him to build on his recent involvement in training squads and camps.
“After some time off at the back of the NRC, Cameron will be fresh and ready to get started for pre-season and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Clark – entering his fourth season as a NSW Waratah – said extending was an easy decision to make.
“I’ve been involved in rugby in NSW since I was a junior and to represent the [NSW] Waratahs has been a massive thrill for me,” Clark said.
“When the decision came to continue on it was a no-brainer, it’s an exciting time here at the [NSW] Waratahs and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
“I’m feeling fresh and ready to go, we’ve got a great group of guys here who will be keen to get stuck in during pre-season.”
Clark will continue to represent Northern Suburbs in the 2020 Shute Shield.
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