Super Rugby

Waratahs get Foley back for Hurricanes




Sydney Super Rugby franchise the Waratahs have named their back-line general Bernard Foley in their team to play the defending Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes.

Following Thursday afternoon’s field session Rob Horne was ruled out of the playing 23, forcing a shuffle to the back line with Israel Folau moving back to outside centre and Bryce Hegarty stepping into the fullback position; Irae Simone will slot into the #22 jersey.

The return of the Wallabies star is not the only change to the NSW Waratahs starting line up, with impressive form from winger Taqele Naiyaravoro seeing him get a start this Friday.

Cam Clark moves onto the wings with Michael Wells starting at number eight and Paddy Ryan in at Loosehead Prop.

Tom Robertson was suffered a knock on Sunday which ruled him out of Friday night’s clash.

Head Coach Daryl Gibson said Foley’s symptoms of concussion from the injury six weeks ago have resolved and other symptoms related to his neck are also improving, with ongoing treatment of his neck.

“Bernard has been given the clearance after further expert reviews, including a review with neurologist, and treatment over the course of the last week.

“Having the experience of Bernard and Rob back in the team will hopefully give our side a boost ahead of the game,” said Gibson.


1.Paddy Ryan ,2.Tolu Latu,3.Sekope Kepu,4.Dean Mumm,5.Will Skelton,6. Ned Hanigan,7.Michael Hooper (c),8.Michael Wells,9.Jake Gordon,10.Bernard Foley,11.Cam Clark,12.David Horwitz,13.Israel Folau,14.Taqele Naiyaravoro,15.Bryce Hegarty

Replacements:,16.Damien Fitzpatrick,17.Sam Needs,18.David Lolohea,19.David McDuling,20.Jed Holloway,21.Nick Phipps,22.Irae Simone,23.Andrew Kellaway

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