Bernard Foley

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Bernard Foley
Qantas Wallabies Player Bernard Foley.jpg
Full name Bernard Foley
Date of birth (1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)
School St Aloysius College
Redfield College
University Sydney University
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Sydney University ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014
2015−16
Sydney Stars
Ricoh Black Rams
0
10
(0)
(62)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Waratahs 83 (688)
Correct as of 21 May 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– Australia 42 (417)
Correct as of 3 December 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2010–11 Australia sevens
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Team competition

Bernard Foley (born 8 September 1989) is an Australian rugby player with the Australian national team, and plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby. He can cover both Fullback and Fly-half.

Career[edit]

Bernard Foley debuted for the Waratahs in 2011, becoming a regular in 2012. He also plays for Sydney University in the Shute Shield. Foley began his career in sevens in 2009. He was a silver medallist with the Australian sevens team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and went on to captain the team on the 2010–11 IRB Sevens World Series circuit. He was awarded the Sydney University Male Blue of the Year in 2011.[1] He was also named the 2011 Australian Sevens Player of the Year.[2] Foley is of Irish descent on his father's side.[3]

He kicked the match winning penalty in the 2014 Super Rugby Final, putting the Waratahs ahead of the Crusaders 33-32 with just 30 seconds remaining.

In July 2015, Foley signed a three year flexible contract with the Australian Rugby Union, becoming the first player to sign such a deal;[4][5] this contract will enable him to play two seasons of rugby in Japan, whilst remaining eligible to represent the Wallabies.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard Foley named Male Blue of the Year". Sydney University Football Club. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Robina, Georgina. "Foley happy to take the Sevens sidestep onto a bigger stage". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ """My dad follows the family history very closely, and we definitely come from Cork or Munster territory."". The42.ie, AFP. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Matthew. "Bernard Foley inks landmark three-year flexible contract with Australian Rugby Union". Daily Telegraph. News Corporation. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bernard Foley signs flexible contract with Wallabies and Waratahs". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Bernard Foley signs three year flexible contract with Australian Rugby Union". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 

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