RUGBY UNION: The Waratahs and Brumbies will honour the late Dan Vickerman by playing in future for the Dan Vickerman Cup.
The first clash for the cup, named after the former Wallabies, Waratahs and Brumbies lock who died last month aged 37, will be played on Saturday night.
NSW Rugby chief executive Andrew Hore said the Dan Vickerman Cup would bring extra incentive when the two teams go head to head at Allianz Stadium.
"Dan was one of those teammates who was admired by all that knew him and I know both sides will be wanting to take home the Dan Vickerman Cup," Hore said.
"It is another way for the rugby community to recognise Dan's contribution to rugby.
"The clash between the Tahs and Brumbies is always a feature on the Super Rugby calendar and we are looking forward to hosting them on our turf in what we expect to be a very physical match up."
Brumbies boss Michael Thomson also said honouring Vickerman was a high priority for both franchises.
"The Brumbies against the Waratahs is always one of the highlights of the season and the conception of the Dan Vickerman Cup will only add to the spectacle," Thomson said.
"There have been several epic clashes between the clubs down the years and the rivalry has built into a healthy respect.
"Dan was an instrumental figure at both teams and the introduction of this trophy is a fine way to honour his memory."
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