Bernard Foley

Foley back for Wallabies

Foley was former coach Michael Cheika's go-to man in the position but has spent the last three years playing in Japan.

With Quade Cooper suffering a long-term Achilles' injury and Rennie not sold on back-up options James O'Connor and Noah Lolesio, 32-year-old Foley may have a chance to add to his 71 Wallabies caps.

Rennie has welcomed back a number of reinforcements to his 35-man squad named on Thursday after a horror run of injuries that saw a depleted Wallabies side smashed 48-17 by Argentina last weekend.

Foley miss seals Hurricanes win

Foley, who surpassed Matthew Burke's record of 959 points with a third-minute penalty goal at Brookvale Oval, had landed all five of his earlier attempts on Saturday night.

But with just over a minute left, the normally reliable pressure kicker failed to land a penalty from just beyond 30 metres, to the horror of most of the 17,111 sellout crowd.

Australia fly-half Bernard Foley stays with Wallabies

Foley, 29, recommitted to RA despite offers from overseas, with next year's World Cup a target.

The playmaker said he wanted Australia to contend in Japan in 2019 after being part of the Wallabies' losing team in the 2015 final.

"I'm really happy to re-sign and now focus on pushing ahead to focus on what's a really big season next year," Foley said.

"The World Cup is obviously a major carrot and I've got a lot of belief in this group that if we continue to work hard and focus on improving every day, then we can push deep into the competition.

Foley finds radar after Dunedin "hiccup"

Foley has slotted 15 from 15 in the two Tests since the second Bledisloe, a performance skills coach Mick Byrne simply categorised as an off night.

"I think it's faith, especially when you have a hiccup," Byrne said.

"It's like in any sport - golfers are a classic one.

"We look at (Marc) Leishman, he's just won the (BMW) tournament but you go back to a tournament he had before, he wasn't hitting the ball really well there.

"You just have those moments at the top end of games.

VIDEO: 2015 Rugby World Cup - England win a career high for Foley

Foley guided the Wallabies to a 33-13 win over England, consigning the hosts to the tournament scrapheap after just three games.

Foley has now ensured he will start against Wales at the same venue on Saturday night, with his performance against England set to go down in the pantheon of great games from Australian fly-halves.

See video for highlights.