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Barnes commits to Australia


Berrick Barnes

Berrick Barnes

Berrick Barnes

The Australian Rugby Union have announced another key signing with inside centre Berrick Barnes committing for another two years.

The 24-year-old, who also re-signed with the New South Wales Waratahs, rejected attractive offers overseas to stay in Australia.

He joins Wallaby team-mates Stephen Moore, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Drew Mitchell and Ben Alexander who have all re-signed with the ARU in the past week.

"I'm excited to get things cleared up. I'm excited to be staying in Sydney with the opportunity to represent my country as well," Barnes said.

"Both parties (the Australian Rugby Union & the NSW Waratahs) have been great. I feel like I am wanted. I'm excited about being here.

"I still have pride in both the Australian and the NSW jumper. I still want to play (for both teams).

"Getting this deal out of the way is good for my piece of mind. I've got stability and a sense of security. Now I can just focus on the footy."

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