Rugby

Foley not banking on favourable history

2016-11-04 19:34
Bernard Foley (Gallo)

Cape Town - Australia fly-half Bernard Foley has played down his side's recent impressive record against Wales ahead of their Test fixture on Saturday.

The Wallabies have beaten Wales 11 times in a row but Foley, who starts alongside Nick Phipps, feels that will count for little in Cardiff.

"History is probably on our side but it's something we can't afford to bank on for this weekend," he told WRU's official website on Friday.

"It's always a fiery clash and Wales traditionally play a really good style of rugby. It's going to be a great challenge and one we look forward to."

Like many in the international game, the Principality Stadium is a special ground and Foley is looking forward to running out at the venue.

"Even the lead-up to the game, walking around the streets of Cardiff... it's something you don't get to experience much," the fly-half added.

"One of the great memories I have from playing in Cardiff is the hostile crowd. When they start singing, especially during the anthems, you can feel their team lift.

"For us it's trying to block the crowd out, focus on ourselves and play a style of footy that we're proud of."


Read more on:    wallabies  |  bernard foley  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Following the win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok supporters will be counting down the days until the return fixture at Loftus on October 6. How do you see that match ending?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.