16 Sep 2015

Zac Guildford to play for Waratahs

2:50 pm on 16 September 2015

Former All Black winger Zac Guildford has confirmed he's joining the New South Wales Waratahs side for next year's Super Rugby season.

Israel Dagg and Zac Guildford playing for Hawke's Bay.

Israel Dagg and Zac Guildford playing for Hawke's Bay. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 26-year-old played two seasons for the Hurricanes and five for the Crusaders, but moved to France last year to play for Clermont in the Top 14 competition after he fell out of favour with Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder due to alcohol-related issues.

Guildford has since returned to New Zealand and is playing for Hawke's Bay in the ITM Cup.

He said he was excited to join the Waratahs next season.

"There wasn't a lot of interest from New Zealand, so Gibbo's (Darryl Gibson) been one of my favourites over the years and someone I'd love to repay with some good footy.

"They've got great facilities, they're based next to the Roosters and an AFL team, I went over there and the boys are already training, so their professionalism shone through and it shows that they're in a good mindset for this upcoming season," Guildford said.

He's only signed a 10-month contract with the Waratahs, the 2014 champions.

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