NSW Waratahs host official kick-off match at Cumberland Council’s Eric Tweedale Stadium

Eric Tweedale Stadium in Sydney’s western suburb of Merrylands staged its launch event with a healthy crowd turning up to watch the Waratahs take on West Harbour, Hunter Wildfires and Western Sydney Two Blues in three games 25 minutes Saturday afternoon. .

Waratahs head coach Darren Coleman took advantage of the games to take a look at the depth of his wider Super Rugby Pacific squad, made up of several senior players and all of his Wallabies.

Completed late last year, the $11.3 million stadium set a benchmark for sustainable construction with a key focus on an intricately detailed stamp roof structure.

Its design by dwp | Design Worldwide Partnership was named the winner of the Australian Timber Design Award in December 2021 and, in addition to winning the general timber design award, the project also won the award in the ‘Commercial and Public Buildings’ category as well as the excellence in engineering.

The site provides a new home for community sport and is home to the Two Blues Rugby Union Club.

The community gym facilities, known as the ETS Gym, at the stadium are open to the public starting today (Monday, Feb. 7) with memberships starting at $9 per week.

Images: The Waratahs in action at the Eric Tweedale Stadium on Saturday (top, credit: NSW Rugby) and the new ETS Gymnasium (bottom, credit: Cumberland Council).

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