The Rapid Rise of Nick Duffy 

In September 2017, Nick had just been rewarded with a spot in the Sydney Rays for the upcoming NRC after impressing selectors with his form throughout the Shute Shield run to the finals.

Fast forward 5 months and Duffy is the latest Norths player to earn a call up the Waratahs following on from recent debutants Nick Palmer and Will Miller.

A product of the club rugby pathway, Duffy joined Norths Colts in 2016 and has since gone onto cement a regular starting spot

in 1st Grade at the base of the ruck.
“Transitioning into first grade I guess expectations was just for me to do my role and to do what’s best for the team,” Nick said in September.

The livewire scrumhalf now joins the Waratahs in Buenos Aires as injury cover for Mitch Short (knee) and Jake Gordon (concussion), who both succumbed to injuries in their recent draw with the Sharks in Durban.


With only a handful of pre-season training with Northern Suburbs, Duffy will have 3 days to prepare a potential Super Rugby debut against the often underestimated Jaguares.

A true reward for effort and a stroke of fortune, Nick will no doubt take the opportunity in his stride when he links up with some familiar faces in Michael Wells, Nick Palmer, Will Miller, Bryce Hegarty and his former coach Simon Cron.


Northern Suburbs v Warringah. 2017 Shute Shield Grand Final. North Sydney Oval Saturday 26 August 2017. Photo Clay Cross / SPORTSPICS




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