Barnes rested against Rebels

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Foley is back in the #15 jerseyFormer Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley will wear the No. 15 jersey when the Waratahs take on the Melbourne Rebels this Friday night at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.Foley’s promotion from the bench is the only personnel change to the starting lineup that sees Adam Ashley-Cooper moved to wing to accommodate the switch. Wing Brackin Kauarria-Henry is named among the replacements.“Bernard made an immediate impact when he came on against the Reds on Saturday,” said Foley.  “His form was also evident during our trial matches and he’s been rewarded with a start against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night.“As a team, we’ve identified the things we did well last weekend and the things that undermined us.  We are cognisant of the short, six day turnaround between matches.   The longer the game went on on Saturday, the better we looked.  Our focus now is improving our discipline at the breakdown and our decision making around our game,” said Foley. Starting XV:15. Bernard Foley14. Tom Kingston13. Rob Horne12. Tom Carter11. Adam Ashley-Cooper10. Daniel Halangahu, Captain9.    Sarel Pretorius8.    Wycliff Palu7.    Chris Alcock6.    Dave Dennis5.    Kane Douglas4.    Dean Mumm3.    Sekope Kepu2.    Tatafu Polota-Nau1.    Benn Robinson (Eastwood), vice captainReplacements:16. Damien Fitzpatrick17. Paddy Ryan18. Lopeti Timani19. Jono Jenkins20. Brendan McKibbin21. Brackin Karauria-Henry22. Nathan Trist The team to face the Melbourne Rebels in Melbourne on Friday evening will again be led by fly half Daniel Halangahu, with Berrick Barnes given another week to fully overcome a groin injury.  Having suffered a calf strain last week, Pat McCutcheon was also not considered for this match.“This is another derby match for us,” added the Head Coach.  “We have a lot of respect for the Rebels who have clearly worked hard during their pre-season, as was evident by their trial form.” SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 21: Bernard Foley during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Victoria Barracks on June 21, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)aslast_img

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