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Bernard Foley

Flyhalf

Provincial Caps:
78
Provincial Points:
622 (20t, 117c, 96p)
Provincial Debut:
Round 9 2011 v Blues - Auckland
Super Rugby Caps:
77
Super Rugby Points:
622 (20t, 117c, 96p)
Super Rugby Debut:
Round 9 2011 v Blues - Auckland
Test Rugby Caps:
42
Test Rugby Points:
417 (11t, 70c, 73p, 1d)
Test Rugby Debut:
5 Oct 2013 v Argentina - Rosario
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Height: 182cm
Weight: 89kg
Date Of Birth: 08/09/1989
Place of Birth: Glenorie, NSW
Senior Club  
Club Sydney University / NSW Country Eagles

After a stint in Japan and recovering from an injury suffered in the Tahs pre-season trials, Foley returned to his very best in 2016.

 

Back in the Tahs fold in round 5 he went on to reach 20 tries, 100 conversions and 600 points for NSW last season. He also became the most capped flyhalf in the Club’s history, pipping previous record holder, Waratahs legend, Matthew Burke, with 65 appearances in the number 10 jersey.  

 

He is now the third highest ever points scorer for NSW, has the second highest amount of conversions and the third most penalty goals for NSW.

 

Foley had another stellar season for the Wallabies too, starting in all 15 Tests in 2016, crossing for four tries and surmounting a total of 148 points, landing him a spot in the top five of the John Eales Medal tally, as voted by his teammates.

 

Foley was first named in the Wallabies squad in 2012 just 11 appearances in to his Super Rugby career, which kicked off in 2011. He made his debut in Wallaby Gold in 2013 against Argentina, and, just 27 Tests later, is considered amongst the world’s best. 

 

Renowned for that penalty goal that helped secure the Tahs maiden Super Rugby Championship in 2014, Foley remains as one of the side’s most consistent performers. He played in every single game for the Tahs in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons adding to his growing list of impressive statistics.

 

Earlier in his rugby career, Foley was just as successful as an Australian Men’s Sevens representative, gaining selection in the squad in 2009. He was a silver medallist with squad at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and went on to captain the national team in the 2010/11 World Sevens Series.

 

Foley grew up in Dural and attended Redfield College before moving schools to study at St Aloysius College. The Eastern Suburbs local completed his Bachelor of Economics at Sydney University in 2012 and plays for the university’s side in the Shute Shield.