8 Mar 2010

Barnes resigns with Waratahs for 2011 Super rugby competition

4:56 pm on 8 March 2010

The Wallabies five-eighth Berrick Barnes will play the first season of the expanded Super 15 rugby competition in Sydney after recommitting to the NSW Waratahs for another year.

Barnes signed a two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union last season to take him through to the conclusion of the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

His contract bringing him to the Waratahs for 2010 included a one-year option, which the Queenslander has elected to take up.

The Waratahs coach Chris Hickey says Barnes' impact on the squad had been immediate and his recommitment augurs well for the future of the team.