NSW Waratahs and Wallabies utility back, Israel Folau has committed to a new four-year deal which will see him in Australia until at least 2022.
Folau’s season has been marred with controversy to a time when he was thought to be quitting the game after publicly making his stance on same sex relationships. He, however argued that those views would never be the cause for him not to play in and for Australia.
“No, absolutely not. It’s nothing personal. You can’t hold grudges, you can’t take anything personally. I’ve been fine with how everything’s rolled out the last month,” he said.
“We’re in a negotiation with Israel to extend and we’d really like him to stay in rugby, that’s hugely important to us,” she said at the time.
Israel Folau joins fellow Wallabies Michael Hooper and Bernard Foley who have inked to new deals with the Rugby World Cup in less than 12 months from now. Allan Alaalatoa is also poised for a new deal with Australian Rugby.
Folau is currently in Japan with the Wallabies ahead of the Bledisloe Test against the All Blacks in Yokohama this Saturday.
Story : Rugby Australia