Alex Newsome is set to wear the blue of NSW next season.
The Glen Innes product is among a host of young talent that has returned home to NSW and are keen to make their mark.
The 22-year old utility back, who after a stellar campaign for the NSW Country Eagles last season was recruited by the now-disbanded Western Force, has signed with NSW for two years.
Lock Nick Palmer, midfielder Lalakai Foketi, openside flanker Will Miller, exciting young prop Cody Walker, fellow front rower Shambeckler Vui, Harry Johnson-Holmes and Lachlan Swinton have also signed for the Waratahs for 2018.
NSW Waratahs Coach Daryl Gibson said these young players are hungry to get their opportunity at professional rugby.
“We are looking forward to further developing this group of young men. They have impressed the coaching team with their attitudes and willingness to improve and are working hard to succeed. The expectation is that they arrive ready to perform and make the most of their opportunity to compete with their team mates for starting spots,” Gibson said.