Foley in doubt for Super Rugby opener

Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley might miss his side's Super Rugby opener after sustaining a shoulder injury during their pre-season defeat to the Highlanders.

The Waratahs start their season against the Reds in Sydney on Saturday, February 27, and Waratahs Head Coach Daryl Gibson confirmed that the international fly-half hurt his left Acromioclavicular (AC) joint on Friday, with a Waratahs spokesperson adding that the 26-year-old could be sidelined for three to four weeks.

"He sustained a shoulder injury so we're unsure how limited he's going to be in the next few weeks," Gibson told the Sydney Morning Herald. 

"But until he's assessed properly [we won't know]. 

"At the moment, he's in doubt in for next week." 

Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale seems set to stand in at ten for Saturday's fixture at Allianz Stadium, a fitting choice as Beale impressed at pivot twice during the pre-season.

Gibson added: "At the moment I'm really comfortable with KB at 10, so provided he comes through the game unscathed, I cant see that changing for next week."