Wallabies back-rower Dempsey signs for Glasgow Warriors
Australian back-rower Jack Dempsey is heading to Scotstoun ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, as Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson adds yet more proven international quality to the pack prior to the new season.
26-year-old – capped 14 times by the Wallabies – joins the club following seven
seasons with Super Rugby side the Waratahs, scoring eight tries in 44
appearances for the New South Wales outfit to date.
his dynamism with ball in hand, the former North Harbour Rays man helped his
team to Super Rugby semi-finals in 2015 and 2018, playing a key role as the
‘Tahs claimed the Australian conference title on both occasions.
He was also a vital component in helping Gordon to the 2020 Shute Shield, producing a barnstorming
display in the Grand Final against Eastwood to help his team to a first title
in 22 years.
earmarked as a potential star of Australian rugby, Dempsey’s talent has seen him
represent his country at every age grade level, including helping the Junior
Wallabies to a fifth-place finish at the 2014 World Rugby U20 Championship in
He made his senior
international debut against Italy in June 2017, coming off the bench in a 40-27
victory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
across the back-row, enjoyed an illustrious start to his Wallabies career,
becoming one of only a few players to be undefeated in each of his first six
Super Rugby form saw him selected for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan by then-Australia
Head Coach Michael Cheika, with Dempsey scoring his first international try in
the pool stage match against Georgia.
6’3” and weighing in at 17 stone, the Sydney native has also studied for a
Bachelors of Sport and Exercise Management degree at the University of
Technology alongside his rugby career.
glasgowwarriors.org, the Wallabies breakaway was excited by the new opportunity
awaiting him this summer.
excited to be starting the next phase of my professional rugby career in
Scotland with Glasgow Warriors for the upcoming 2021/22 season,” said Dempsey.
NSW was an incredibly tough decision. It’s a club I have spent my entire
professional career since joining at the end of 2014. The Waratahs allowed me
to develop as a rugby player on my home soil and represent my state which has
meant the world to me over the past seven seasons. I leave with very fond
memories of the players, coaches and fans and wish the team, coaching staff and
entire organisation the best of success.”
move to Glasgow presents such a different challenge both in lifestyle and
rugby, and personally it feels like the right time to take that challenge
“It’s a club
with such a rich and long history and I’m looking forward to joining their
campaign and working with Danny Wilson and the team.”
signing on Dempsey, head coach, Danny Wilson, said: “Jack is a really
exciting addition to our squad.
“For a 26-year-old he’s very experienced, having made almost 50
appearances for the Waratahs and earning 14 caps for his country.
“Jack can play across the back row and is extremely dynamic,
a great ball carrier and an impressive defender, who gets over in the ball and
“We’ve been looking to strengthen our back-row options for
next season and Jack is just the man to do that.
“We’re looking forward to having him at Scotstoun next