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Barnes set to return

Barnes set to return

WALLABY FIVE-EIGHTHS Berrick Barnes will return from injury when the Waratahs take on the high-flying Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Barnes missed the Sydneysiders’ first two games of the Super Rugby season due to a minor groin strain, but got through yesterday’s training session without any complaint.

He ran at second five alongside pivot Daniel Halangahu, a clear sign that he could play there against the Highlanders.

Waratahs backs coach Alan Gaffney says Barnes' return is a huge boost for the side.

“Having two ball players in any game is an added bonus and having a ball player of the quality of Berrick is a fantastic thing to have,” he says.

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