Harry Johnson-Holmes signs new contract with Rugby Australia and Waratahs

Harry Johnson-Holmes has played 64 times for Waratahs
Harry Johnson-Holmes has played 64 times for Waratahs

Harry Johnson-Holmes has committed his immediate future with Rugby Australia and New South Wales Waratahs after signing a new contract until the end of 2024.

He made his professional rugby debut with provincial side NSW Country Eagles in 2017 and went on to make his Super Rugby debut with Waratahs in 2018 playing on 64 occasions for them.

A winner of the Waratahs' Dave Dennis (Elite Youth Development) Player of the Year in 2017, Johnson-Holmes has also tasted success in club rugby helping Sydney University secure the Shute Shield in consecutive seasons (2018 and 2019).

The 25-year-old made his Australia debut against South Africa in July 2019 which until date is his only appearance but was named in the 40-man squad that assembled on the Gold Coast earlier this month.

“In the end, it was a really easy decision for me to re-sign with the Waratahs and Rugby Australia," he said.

“NSW is obviously very special to me, and I guess in the end to be able to continue to play my part in putting the club back in the right direction was a no-brainer.

“It’s a place I really love and am incredibly proud of, and I'm surrounded by my best mates and a squad of blokes I really enjoy playing alongside. The team is heading into an exciting era, with a group of young talented footy players that I’m excited to be part of.

“Also having that World Cup just around the corner is another massive motivator to try and put my best foot forward and have a crack at getting into the Wallabies team and hopefully on a plane to France in 2023.”