New South Wales Waratahs Logo

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The rugby union team New South Wales Waratahs represents the majority of New South Wales in the Super Rugby competition.

Meaning and history


New south Wales Waratahs Logo history

Ever since the New South Wales got its first rugby union team, its emblem has always featured the waratah, the state flower of the New South Wales.

1982 — 1996

New South Wales Waratahs Logo 1982

The original New South Wales Waratahs logo was rather elaborate. Its visual center was the waratah flower, which was depicted in a pretty realistic style, with lots of red petals and three green leaves. Below, the lettering “Waratah Rugby” in black capitals could be seen. The glyphs were thin and elegant. While their overall shape was rather traditional, the letters featured tiny unique details visible at larger sizes.

1999 — 2018

New South Wales Waratahs Logo 1999

At the turn of the century, the club adopted a sleeker, more minimalistic and modern logo. Here, the waratah flower was highly stylized. There were fewer petals and no leaves. The petals grew larger. In the middle, there was a rugby ball of the same color as the petals. Both the ball and the petals had a somewhat similar shape.

2018 — Today

New South Wales logo
The redesign of 2018 kept the graphical emblem of the club untouched, but changed the wordmark and added more text to the logo. Now the red rugby flower is set above the bold strict “NSW Rugby” inscription in the uppercase, placed between two horizontal lines in dark blue. The “Waratahs” logotype is executed in the same geometric sans-serif typeface, and the same dark blue color, but has its letters in a larger size.

New South Wales Waratahs symbol

New South Wales Waratahs emblem


New South Wales Waratahs

The sharp edges on the letters seem to “rhyme” with the edges of the petals right below the rugby ball.


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The current New South Wales Waratahs logo combines a noble dark shade of red with dark blue and white for the background.