Foley ready to be the hero, again

Date published: June 22 2015

Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley is ready to land that winning kick once more in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final in Sydney.

Foley's penalty clinched last year's Super Rugby Final with a three-pointer and the Wallaby international is ready to deliver on Saturday against the Highlanders should a similar scenario emerge.

"I would prefer the team to be ahead by 30 [points], but if that's the case … well, hopefully it goes over," Foley said on Monday.

"That is the kicker's responsibility. Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you don't. If we don't have to I will be happy, but if it does come down to that, it is what it is."

Foley added that he hadn't practiced for that specific type of high-pressure situation but that his team-mates were always eager to wind him up during training.

The 25-year-old is the top points scorer in Super Rugby this year with 175, but has also missed the most conversions with 17 failing to find the posts.

"You get your team-mates at training getting in your ear saying, 'This is the kick to win it. You are 45 [metres] out … 82nd minute', but other than that … no," he added.

"You have to stick to your routine. You can't get caught up in the moment, or in the consequences of the kick. You've just got to stick to your routine and your processes.

"If you hit the ball well enough I am sure it will go between the sticks."