Business School students make the Wallabies team
20 Jun 2012
Three University of Sydney Business School students have been named for the Wallabies train on squad, ahead of the 2012 International season. NSW Waratahs players and current Business School students Berrick Barnes, Dave Dennis and Bernard Foley, have gained selection to the exclusive 39-man training squad.
The three students are members of the Sydney University Football Club, which is a strategic partner of the Business School. The players commenced training late last month in the lead up to this month's opening Tests against Scotland and Wales.
Berrick Barnes, in particular, cemented his place in the squad with a stunning display against the Welsh team on 16 June, kicking an astonishing six goals and setting up Australia's only try. Barnes was named Man of the Match in the close-fought 25-23 victory over Wales. The narrow series-winning defeat comes after an initial 27-19 win against the Welsh where Barnes kicked a penalty goal, a drop goal and converted three tries.
After a stellar 2012 season with the NSW Waratahs, Dennis was selected for the training squad and made his Test debut for Australia early this month at the Wallabies' opening test match against Scotland.
Dennis, along with teammates and Business School colleagues Barnes and Foley, is tackling part-time studies of Commerce on top of his rugby commitments.
"Support from the University of Sydney Business School allows me to follow my sporting dream while also giving me the opportunity to pursue a career in business," Dennis said.