Nick Phipps has become a mainstay for the Waratahs, having played in every single match since his first game with the side in the opening round of 2014. This year will be Phipps’ sixth season of Super Rugby after his first few years representing the Rebels. With 82 Super Rugby caps already under his belt, Phipps is well on his way to joining an elite group of players to reach the century milestone. Phipps had an outstanding breakout season in 2011, with his performances earning him dual honours as Super Rugby’s Australian Rookie of the Year and Rebels Player of the Year. His efforts were duly rewarded with a call-up to international level, making his Wallabies debut in 2011 against Samoa and landing a spot in the side for that year’s Rugby World Cup. It was a stellar rise for the energetic scrumhalf who was plying his trade in club rugby just 12 months earlier. Phipps secured his place at the Rugby World Cup again last year and his contribution to the national team has been significant, featuring in every Test for the Wallabies during the 2014 season. He was part of the Australian Sevens side that won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.