Rugby

Wallabies flyhalf signs up to stay in Australia

2018-10-17 06:56
Bernard Foley (Getty Images)

Sydney - The Wallabies' experienced flyhalf Bernard Foley has rebuffed foreign offers and opted to stay in Australia beyond next year's Rugby World Cup, sporting authorities announced Wednesday.

Rugby Australia said the 29-year-old - who successfully returned to the test XV fold this month in a stunning comeback against Argentina - will stay in Australia and at "the NSW Waratahs until the end of 2019".

Foley has 64 Test caps but until recently been playing understudy to Kurtley Beale as Australia has lurched through several poor results.

But Foley seized his chance to retake the gold 10 jersey in Salta, slotting home all six of his conversions and kicking a penalty to help Australia turn a humiliating 31-7 deficit at half time to a 45-34 victory.

Rugby Australia said Foley had "rebuffed offers from overseas to pursue World Cup glory in Japan next year".

"I'm really happy to re-sign and now focus on pushing ahead to focus on what's a really big season next year," Foley said.

"The World Cup is obviously a major carrot and I've got a lot of belief in this group that if we continue to work hard and focus on improving every day, then we can push deep into the competition."

Australia's poor form has seen them drop to seventh in the world rankings, one spot below Scotland.

Although largely unheralded, Foley stands behind only Aussie legends Matt Giteau, Matt Burke and Michael Lynagh in points scored for the Wallabies.

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

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
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

Which of the five nominees for 2018 World Rugby Player of the Year deserves the award most?

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.