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Israel Folau
Australia
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Full name Israel Folau
Born April 3, 1989, Minto, Qld
Current age 25 years 204 days
Major teams Waratahs, Australia
Position Fullback
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 227 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2013-2014 25 25 0 75 15 0 0 0 12 12 1 50.00
Bledisloe Cup 2013-2014 6 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 8.33
The Rugby Championship 2013-2014 12 12 0 35 7 0 0 0 4 7 1 37.50

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v British and Irish Lions at Brisbane, Jun 22, 2013 match details
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Oct 18, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Israel Folau is one of the most exciting talents in the modern game having made a high-profile switch to union following stints in rugby league and Australian Rules football.

Folau joined the Waratahs in December 2012 having made his name in the 13-man code. He made his National Rugby League bow for the Melbourne Storm as a 17-year-old in 2007 and broke the record for the most tries by a rookie in their debut season. His outstanding form was rewarded with the Rookie of the Year honour and later that year he became the youngest player to represent Australia aged 18 years and 194 days.

He also played in the Stade of Origin, representing Queensland, and also turned out for Australia in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup before switching to the Brisbane Broncos. Despite excelling in during a two-year stint with the Broncos, he opted to sign for Australian Football League side the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2010 and after initially struggling to impress, he eventually made his debut in 2012.

Folau embraced a third football code at the end of that year by putting pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Waratahs. He wasted no time in impressing the national selectors during the 2013 Super Rugby season and was drafted into the Wallabies' squad for the visit of the British & Irish Lions. He made a sensational Test debut in the first Test clash with the Lions in Brisbane - grabbing two tries in a narrow defeat.

Later that year, with rugby league clubs reportedly circling in a bid to lure him back to the 13-man code, Folau agreed a new deal with the Waratahs and the Australian Rugby Union that will see him remain in union until the end of 2015.

Latest Articles
Folau wins John Eales rugby Medal (Oct 24, 2014) Cheika is 'absolutely' the man for the job: Folau (Oct 24, 2014) All Blacks spoil the party with a one-point win (Oct 18, 2014) Pumas win first Rugby Championship match (Oct 5, 2014) Can the ARU afford another Gold Coast Test? (Sep 15, 2014) Israel Folau news and articles (237) »
Latest Photos
Oct 23, 2014
Israel Folau poses with the 2014 John Eales Medal
Israel Folau poses with the 2014 John Eales Medal
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Oct 23, 2014
John Eales and Israel Folau pose after Folau is awarded with the John Eales Medal
John Eales and Israel Folau pose after Folau is awarded with the John Eales Medal
©  Getty Images
Oct 18, 2014
Australia's Israel Folau takes the game to New Zealand
Australia's Israel Folau takes the game to New Zealand
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Oct 4, 2014
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau breaks through Argentina's defence
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau breaks through Argentina's defence
©  Getty Images
Israel Folau rugby photos (86) »

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