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Bernard Foley signs contract extension with the Wallabies

Australia and Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley signed a new contract keeping him at his club and country for the next one year.
This move means he will be available for selection for the 2019 world cup in Japan. He is delighted to have extended his stay and his focus is on 2019 which is the World Cup 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. 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,” he told Australian official portal.
Unfinished business
“Right now though, I’m just concentrating on a really important run of games coming up. We can’t rest on our laurels and there’s a lot of hunger in the squad to keep improving. I’m fully invested in rugby in Australia, at both a national and international level. I feel there is a bit of unfinished business especially after going close at the last World Cup. I believe this team has all the ingredients and I’m excited to be part of making it happen.” he added.
Wallabies boss Michael Chieka could not hide his relief that the fly-half had put pen to paper committing himself till next year and he believes Foley will stay longer than that.
“I’m very happy that Bernard has signed on but I don’t believe this will be his final year in Australian rugby. He has set himself a big challenge by going from year to year and I’m sure he’ll meet it. I know he wants to play to his absolute potential and lead the current group into what is a big 2019 with the World Cup just around the corner. It’s also really important to him to leave a legacy for the next crop and inspire young Australians to wear the gold jersey.”
Foley has played 64 test matches for the Wallabies and he is the fourth highest points scorer with 593 points.

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