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The NSW Waratahs are having one of the best starts to a season in recent years after securing their third win on the trot by thumping the Sunwolves 29-50 in Tokyo at the weekend.
They are just one point behind Australian conference leaders, the Melbourne Rebels and they will look forward to a clash with Brad Thorn’s Queensland Reds next weekend to keep their promising season going.
This clash won’t be played in the Waratahs’ usual home of the Allianz Stadium but will be played on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match is being billed as a ‘State of Origin’ style clash, referencing the much popular annual series between Queensland and NSW in rugby league.
The Tahs will be playing this fixture in a new retro kit which will be worn specially for this historic fixture – it has been 35 years since these two teams last played at this venue.
Take a look of the jersey below:
This Saturday, the NSW Waratahs will make their return to the iconic @ourscg for the first time since 1983 to play against our oldest rivals, @redsrugby. . To celebrate this historic Heritage Round clash, we will be wearing a special one-off jersey that represents our rich 144 years as NSW Rugby. . NOTE: This jersey will not be available for retail however, the players will be giving their match-worn jersey to their nominated club or school who’ve had an impact on their rugby career. . #ForTheLoveOfRugby #WARvRED
The game takes place on Saturday morning (GMT).