Waratahs have announced resigning of hooker Damien Fitzpatrick for the 2020 season.
Fitzpatrick started his association with Waratahs in 2009 and shifted to Lyon in 2013 helping the French club gain promotion. He returned to the New South Wales outfit at the end of 2016 on a two-year deal and has now extended his association with the Super Rugby club for another year.
“Playing for the Waratahs is what I truly love doing, so any opportunity to continuing to do what you love and are passionate about is something I’m grateful for,” Fitzpatrick said.
“2020 brings a new challenge, one I’m looking forward to contributing to with a new group of players. There is a lot of hard work to be done between now and then, but I’m privileged to be a part of the Waratahs for another Super Rugby season.
“The unknown is exciting. A new look squad under a new coach can bring endless possibilities and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead for the Waratahs.”
The 30-year-old will not feature in the National Rugby Championship for New South Wales as he will head to overseas on a short-term deal before returning for Waratahs' pre-season in December.