NSW Waratahs: Shirtless Speedo-Wearing Rugby Players

NSW Waratahs Shirtless in Speedos. From the National Rugby League (NRL) let’s move now to Super Rugby particularly focusing on the New South Wales Waratahs. First up in our group of shirtless Waratahs is the hunky Adam Ashley-Cooper (above) who is also known by rugby union fans as “Mr Versatile” and, sometimes, “Mr. Fix It”. That’s the best compliment that anyone can hope for, no?

Adam Ashley-Cooper speedo - nsw waratahs shirtless

Who are the three Speedo-clad guys below? They’re male models doing a photoshoot for Budgy Smuggler swimsuits! Nah. Not really. The guys are actually Nick Phipps, Dave Dennis, and Adam Ashley Cooper. We will give you a hundred backs if you can identify who is who from their backside.

dave dennis in speedo center - with nick phipps and adam ashley cooper

Israel Folau as one of Cleo Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year 2012 (which was won by Australia MasterChef contestant Hayden Quinn).

israel fulau shirtless - nsw waratahs shirtless - super rugby hunk - cleo bachelor of the year 2012

Fullback Kurtley Beale during a Waratahs recovery session.

Kurtley Beale - nsw waratahs

Michael Hooper (left) and Berrick Barnes go shirtless during a training session at the Centennial Park in Sydney.

Michael Hooper left and Berrick Barnes shirtless run during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Centenial Park sydney

Now, this is the best way to recover from the wear and tear of rugby, right? Nick Phipps in a tub with what appears to be a bottle of beer.


Kane Douglas, Dave Dennis, and Drew Mitchell (from left to right) during a running workout at the Centeniall Park in Sydney

shirtless waratahs rugby hunks - left to right - Kane Douglas and Dave Dennis and Drew Mitchell run uphill during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Centenial Park

Awww. How cool is Tatafu Polota-Nau in his yellow swimsuit? The only think that would make it cooler is if the suit has got some polka dots in them. Hehe. Pic was taken during a Wallabies recovery session during the 2011 World Cup held in New Zealand. For those of you wondering, the guy with Tafatu is Luke Burgess, you can see more of him and his brothers in our post about the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Tatafu Polota-Nau with luke burgess - wallabies recovery session - world cup 2011 - new zealand

Some Waratahs rugby hunks during a Strut the Street event organized by the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

waratahs shirtless - strut - Strut the Streets event run by AIME or Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

The last pic, our favorite photo of them all, was also taken from the AIME Strut the Street run held in December 11.

waratahs in speedos - strut the steet dec11 - Waratahs - ltor - Pat McCutcheon Dean Mumm Nathan Trist and Jeremy Tilse

Our friend Kevin asks: What exactly is a waratah? Is it one of the weird animals found only in Australia? The answer (according to wikipedia): It’s not an animal but a plant (large shrub or small tree) that is native to southeastern Australia particularly New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Now you know. Who says we here at Famewatcher are only about shirtless rugby players and Speedo jocks? We give you botany lessons too. Hehe.