With the impending SUFC Foundation Legends Lunch to take place on the 6th of July as SUFC take on Souths. We enter a series of celebrating a raft of SUFC Legends.

Honour the Past, Maximise the Present, Leave as the Best Ever

Nick Farr-Jones, without a doubt, stands as one of the greatest Wallaby captains of all time. His remarkable career, inspiring leadership, and exceptional skills on the rugby field have left an indelible mark on Australian rugby. Let’s delve into the story of this iconic halfback.

Early Days

Born in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, Farr-Jones attended Newington College. Interestingly, he didn’t play in the school’s 1st XV. However, fate had other plans. He went on to study Law at the University of Sydney, where his rugby journey took an unexpected turn.

From 2nd Division to International Stardom

In 1984, the University played in Sydney’s 2nd Division competition. Farr-Jones caught the eye of eagle-eyed Sydney selectors, earning a spot on a European tour. His debut against a Zebre Invitation XV in Brescia, Italy, marked the beginning of a fairytale year.

Wallaby Glory

Farr-Jones became an invaluable member of the Australian team. His innate ability to read the game, combined with his size and strength, made him a force to be reckoned with. From his debut until the third Test of the 1993 series against South Africa, he played in 63 of the Wallabies’ 70 Tests.

Notable Achievements:

  • Bledisloe Cup victory on New Zealand soil (1986)
  • Record 36 Tests as captain (appointed in 1988)
  • Rugby World Cup champion (1991)
  • Captained the Wallabies’ first tour of South Africa in 23 years (1992)
  • Played 153 games for Sydney University of which 150 were in 1st Grade

Honors and Legacy

Farr-Jones received numerous accolades, including induction into the Wallaby Hall of Fame (2008) and the World Rugby Hall of Fame (2011). His impact on the sport extended beyond the field.

SUFC Legends Jersey

Be part of history! Celebrate Nick Farr-Jones and other SUFC Legends by purchasing a one-of-a-kind SUFC Legends Jersey. Learn more about each individual player here.