Dave Porecki signs two-year contract extension with Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs

Dave Porecki has played 21 times for Waratahs
Dave Porecki has played 21 times for Waratahs

Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs have jointly announced that hooker Dave Porecki has committed his immediate future after signing a two-year contract extension until at least the end of 2024.

Porecki made his Waratahs debut in 2015 and after featuring in just one game he shifted to Saracens (2016) and London Irish (2016-2019) before returning back to Australia for a second stint with the New South Wales based club.

Overall, he has played in 21 Super Rugby games for Waratahs and is in contention to be part of Australia's squad for the upcoming series against England in July.

“It was a pretty easy decision for me to stay at the Waratahs, especially because of the direction we’re headed," he told Rugby Australia's official website.

"I never really considered moving overseas because I wanted to continue to play with this special group. To be a part of such an exciting project and to help build something from the ground up, is the type of stuff that I value as a player.

“When you look at last year, we were rock bottom, and to see how we're building this year and the improvements the team’s made is incredibly special.

“There is also a lot of excitement around the Wallabies, with the World Cup and the Lions tour on the horizon. Getting a taste of that setup in the camps I’ve been involved in was awesome, but I’ve got to play well and earn my spot first.”