Foley ready for a Super Rugby return

Bernard Foley could make his return for the Waratahs this weekend.
Bernard Foley could make his return for the Waratahs this weekend. DEAN LEWINS

RUGBY UNION: The struggling Waratahs are set for boost with Bernard Foley ready for his first game of the Super Rubgy season.

Foley, who has missed the opening three rounds of the campaign, is targeting a return in the derby clash against Australian rivals the Brumbies on Saturday.

The Wallabies fly-half was forced to fly home from South Africa last week to consult a neurologist for post-concussion syndrome after a head knock in pre-season.

He has been cleared of a serious head injury and is preparing to play against the Brumbies.

"That's the plan," Foley told Sky Sports Radio.

"It's something I hadn't had before - just sort of lingering symptoms after you're training and just get a bit of headaches.

"It's something that's pretty unusual to me. I've seen a few specialists now and (I'm) trying to do everything to be right for this week.

"To have this frustration that's lingered now for a number of weeks, it's been frustrating.

"But it is what it is and it's something you probably don't want to play around with."

The Waratahs had a miserable two-game tour of South Africa, losing both matches and conceding 92 points in defeats to the Lions and Sharks.

Allianz Stadium will host the big game this weekend with both the Tahs and the Brumbies desperate for victory with 1-2 win-loss records.

"Games like this weekend is a game that I reckon will kickstart the guys into form," Foley said.

"I think we'll really start seeing combinations start gelling. I think a tough tour of Africa can really galvanise guys together."

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