Foley could return against Brumbies
Sydney - Bernard Foley could make his long-awaited return when the
Waratahs host the Brumbies in the Dan Vickerman Cup on Saturday.
The Waratahs welcome back Will Skelton and Jed Holloway to
the starting line up with Ned Hanigan also back from injury on the bench.
The decision on whether Foley will play will be decided on
Friday, with Head Coach Daryl Gibson giving Foley every chance to take on the
"For Bernard it’s all about how he pulls up after
training today. We will be monitoring how he goes overnight," said Gibson.
"He’s training well, we just need to see how he
is. The ultimate decision will lie with
our medical team."
Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu who will mark his 100th Waratahs
cap at the inaugural Dan Vickerman Cup against the Brumbies on Saturday. When
Kepu arrived at the Waratahs his goal was to play one game for the side, not
dreaming he would ever make it to 100.
"My ultimate dream was to play rugby as a professional
sport, full time. I remember coming over and walking through the corridors here
and seeing guys I watched growing up like Lote Tuqiri, Phil Waugh, Dan
Vickerman, Tatafu (Polota-Nau)... it was a very overwhelming experience.
"You want to look at it as just another game. I came
over with a dream to play one cap for NSW but to get 100 is humbling,"
15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone,
11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley (Bryce Hegarty), 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Jed
Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper(captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean
Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson
Substitutes: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David
Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Michael Wells, 22 Jake
Gordon, 23 Bryce Hegarty (David Horwitz)
Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11
Nigel Ah Wong, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Lolo
Fakaosilea, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan
Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander
Substitutes: 16 Robbie
Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua’Iali’i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20
Ben Hyne, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Andrew Smith