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Wallabies’ Foley signs up to stay in Australia

Australia’s Bernard Foley (C) successfully returned to the test XV fold this month in a stunning comeback against Argentina © AFP/File / Juan José Gasparini

SYDNEY, Australia, Oct 17 – The Wallabies’ experienced stand-off 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.

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