NSW born utility back-rower, Michael Wells signs with the NSW Waratahs for two seasons

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The NSW Waratahs are pleased to announce the signing of former international Sevens and Brumbies representative, Michael Wells for two seasons.

Born and bred in Sydney, Wells will line up for his Northern Suburbs Club team in tomorrow’s Shute Shield Grand Final against Sydney University at North Sydney Oval.

Having signed with the Brumbies for 2016, the 23-year-old loose forward has earned seven Super Rugby caps, after making his debut in round four against the Stormers in South Africa.

NSW Waratahs Head Coach, Daryl Gibson was proud to welcome a player of Wells’ quality to the squad.

“Michael is an excellent addition to our back row. He has earned valuable experience this year and will create further competition in our squad,” Gibson said.

“I spoke with Michael and he’s determined and keen to have a crack as he returns to his home state.

“He is the type of character and person we value in our team and will no doubt help add to the new energy of the team in 2017 and beyond.”

Wells previously spent time within the national Men’s Sevens program, where he represented Australia on the international Sevens circuit during the 2014/15 World Series, making his debut in the opening round on the Gold Coast.

Powerful and dynamic on the field, Wells also played for his country in the Under 20s squad that competed in the Junior World Championships in France in 2013 and in the Australian Schoolboys side in 2011.

A product of Sydney’s St Ignatius College, Wells has been a key member of Norths since 2014 and made a number of impressive performances for the North Harbour Rays in the inaugural Buildcorp NRC the same year.

This year he will once again link up with the newly titled, Sydney Rays in a potential formidable backrow combination with NSW Waratahs teammate, Jack Dempsey and Norths’ 2016 Ken Catchpole Medal winner, Will Miller.

Michael Wells
Date of birth: 03.05.1993
Position: Back row
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 103kg
Super Rugby debut: Round 4, 2016 v Stormers (Brumbies)
Super Rugby caps: 7

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