Ned Hanigan rugby player
Ned Hanigan rugby player

Ned Hanigan

11th Apr 1995 1.94m/110kg No 4 Lock

Labelled a standout in the Australian Under 20s Junior World Cup campaign in Italy in 2015, Ned Hanigan is increasingly making a name for himself as a genuine up-and-comer.

He left his hometown in central west NSW when he was 12 to attend Sydney’ rugby nursery, St. Joseph’s College having never played rugby in his life. It was there that his love for the game ensued and his talent started to become apparent, and he was soon selected to represent his country with the Australian Schoolboys on their 2013 Grand Slam European tour.

In February 2014 Hanigan started boarding at UNSW’s Goldstein College, where he studies science, together with current Waratahs teammate Andrew Deegan, both on partial scholarships from the Randwick Rugby Club. He played in Randwick’s Premiership-winning Colts side and NSW Under 20s in 2014. He also worked for Gai Waterhouse as a stable hand and handler for her horses.

In what was an impressive year for the 20-year-old, Hanigan received interest from the Melbourne Rebels but decided to take his home state’s call and join the Waratahs extended playing squad. He also trained and played with the NSW Country Eagles in the Buildcorp NRC.

Less than a year later, he has already received a call-up to the Tahs’ main squad and was one to keep an eye on in 2016 after showing some promising potential and a tough work ethic, making 3 appearances for the side.

The following year he re-signed for the 'Tahs on a two-season deal. In May 2017 Hanigan was named in the Wallabies for the first time ahead of their June internationals.

KK - 5 February 2019
Credit: http://www.nswwaratahs.com.au

Career

image NSW Country Eagles
No 4 Lock
2015 - present
waratahs NSW Waratahs
No. 8
australia Australia
Blindside Flanker
2017 - present
Randwick RFC logo Randwick RFC
No 4 Lock
2013 - present
St. Joseph's College logo St Joseph's College Hunters Hill
No 4 Lock
ARU Australia U20's
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2015