Foley ready to take his chance

Date published: July 24 2015

Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley is keen to make the most of his starting role against Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday.

He missed out altogether when Australia beat South Africa in Brisbane last weekend with Quade Cooper wearing the number 10 jersey with Matt Toomua covering the pivot position from the replacements bench.

Cooper will be on bench duty against Argentina, which could be a sign that both fly-halves will see action. 

Foley obviously wants most of the game-time but revealed that the squad has embraced Wallaby coach Michael Cheika's full-team approach although the reality is that key playmakers require time to get combination working.

"Having players who can just come in and feel the job is definitely beneficial for the squad," he told Rugby Heaven.

"As playmakers, you want time and consistency in forming those combinations, with the players out wide and with the forwards.

"It's a bit of yin and yang. It's fantastic to have guys come in and bring their own flavour but as a playmaker, you certainly want time in the saddle."

The Waratahs stalwart was understandably unhappy about missing out against the Boks but understands the intense competition within the squad and knew he would get his chance sooner rather than later.

"There's 50 people that want to be in those 23 jerseys," added Foley.

"I was unfortunate not to be there but I have a chance this weekend and that's what it's all about. That's all that counts.

"It's just consistency and getting the right outcomes for the team. We have to be relentless in attack and do the right things and put the pressure back on the Argies, rather than try and make the all-or-nothing plays."