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Australia coach Michael Cheika brought in halfbacks Will Genia and Bernard Foley and as he made four changes for the clash with Wales.
Bernard Foley said he was leaving the Waratahs to head overseas, reportedly joining Quade Cooper and Will Genia in accepting a lucrative Japanese club contract.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has shuffled his starting XV ahead of his side's clash against the Sunwolves in Newcastle.
Dan Biggar has hit a late penalty to help Wales edge Australia and buck a 10-year, 13-match losing streak against the Wallabies.
Australia wiped out a 24-point half-time deficit for a stunning triumph over Argentina to ease the pressure on under-fire coach Michael Cheika.
Kurtley Beale will start at flyhalf and Israel Folau will return at fullback for the Wallabies against the Springboks in Brisbane.
Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley has dismissed talk of Beauden Barrett losing his All Blacks number 10 jersey as "internal mind games" from the Kiwis.
Flyhalf Bernard Foley will captain the Waratahs in a top of the table Super Rugby derby against rivals the Rebels on Friday.
The Crusaders have beaten Waratahs 31-29 in their Super Rugby match at AMI Christchurch on Saturday.
The Waratahs continued with their impressive recent form when they secured a win over the Brumbies in their Australian derby.
Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley has signed a deal with Japanese Top League side Kubota Spears.
Bernard Foley says the Waratahs have enough depth to cope without Israel Folau, hitting out at his long-time team-mate for disrupting their season.
Australia are waiting anxiously to see whether stars Bernard Foley and Israel Folau recover from illness in time for their one-off Test with England at Twickenham.
Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley has rebuffed foreign offers and opted to stay in Australia beyond next year's Rugby World Cup.
Embattled Australia have recalled flyhalf Bernard Foley and shifted Kurtley Beale to centre for their final Rugby Championship match in Argentina.
Beauden Barrett's four-try masterclass led a clinical New Zealand to victory over Australia at Eden Park in Auckland to claim the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year.
Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley has backed team-mate Israel Folau for surprise inclusion at outside centre for the Wallabies for next month's Bledisloe Cup matches.
Flyhalf Johnny Sexton starred as Six Nations champions Ireland beat the Wallabies to end a 39-year drought in Australia and take their three-Test series into a decider.
The Waratahs overpowered the winless Sunwolves to clinch their third straight Super Rugby win at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.
Half-backs Bernard Foley and Will Genia have been recalled into the Australia side to play Wales in Cardiff.
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