Samuel Needs

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Samuel Needs
Date of birth18 February 1991
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight112 kg (247 lb)
SchoolSt Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
UniversityAustralian Catholic University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017 Warringah Rugby Club ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016– NSW Country Eagles ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017 NSW Waratahs ()
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Samuel Needs (born 18 February 1991) is an Australian Rugby Union Player. Sam is predominately a tighthead prop, but can play loosehead prop and hooker.

He plays for the NSW Country Eagles, Warringah Rugby Club and was part of the NSW Waratahs 2017 squad. He has won two Shute Shield Premierships, in 2015 and 2017, and played in the 2016 National Rugby Championship final against Perth Spirit.

Early Life[edit]

Sam grew up in the New South Wales coastal town South West Rocks. He attend high school at St Joseph's College Hunters Hill where he played in the 3rd XV squad.


Early career[edit]

After high school, Sam moved moved to Canberra, ACT in 2009 to play for the ACT Brumbies in the under 20s squad. Whilst there, he also played for the Gungahlin Eagles at a club level.

Club Rugby[edit]

In 2012 Sam moved to Sydney and joined Eastwood Rugby Club. He made his first grade debut for the club in the 2014 season. In 2015 he played first grade all season and the team won the Shute Shield premiership.

In 2017 he moved to Warringah Rugby Club and was a key player in taking the team to their first Shute Shield Premiership in 53 years.[1]

Super rugby[edit]

Sam earned a supplementary contract[2] with the NSW Waratahs for the 2017 season. He played in the trial match against the Brumbies in February 2017. . He was named in the game day 23 man quad [3] against the Hurricanes in Wellington but did not take the field. He traveled to Japan in June 2017 with the squad[4] and made his NSW Waratahs debut against Suntory Sungoliath in an exhibition match.


  1. "Warringah's heaven-sent victory". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  2. "Waratahs Squad Information". Waratahs. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  3. "Clarity Ahead of Friday Night Canes' Clash". Waratahs. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  4. "NSW Waratahs ready to tackle Suntory SungoliathV". Waratahs. Retrieved 2017-10-12.

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