Irish Lions & Israel Folau
Israel Folau (Tongan: Isileli Folau; born 3 April 1989) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who last played for the Greater Western Sydney Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL)./5
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Planet Rugby se lesers se Span van die Jaar: Power to the people! As has become our tradition, we gave you the chance to vote for YOUR Team of Year: Here are the results from the PR faithful. We received a massive response from hundreds of readers who sent in their first-choice line-ups. Only three players kept their place in your side from 2012 - Conrad Smith, Kieran Read and Eben Etzebeth. The southern hemisphere rules in your final selection which features no less than seven All Blacks, two Wallabies and three Springboks. Planet Rugby Readers' Team of the Year: 15 Israel Folau (Australia): Only a handful of votes separated British and Irish Lions star Leigh Halfpenny and Australia's Newcomer of the Year in the full-back position from the line-ups you sent in, but many of you actually picked both players, naming the Wallaby on the wing. So we decided to face them off in a straight poll on the front page and you voted for a clear winner. 14 Ben Smith (New Zealand): No doubt about this one. 86 percent of ...
Best of the Weekend: Advantage Lions in Australia Posted on Jun 24, 2013 Lady luck shines on the Lions in Brisbane All eyes around the rugby world were focused on Brisbane on Saturday, as the British and Irish Lions took on Australia in the first test of the series. The Lions struggled at times with referee Chris *** €™s officiating of the breakdown, as well as the dancing feet of Australian winger Israel Folau, but rode their luck late in the game, and thanks to two crucial missed penalties from Kurtley Beale the Lions emerged victorious, 23-21. Two superb tries from George North and Alex Cuthbert, and a near perfect kicking display from Leigh Halfpenny, were enough to secure victory for the Lions in a game which could have easily gone the other way. Along with North, the Lions pack also performed admirably, dominating at both the scrum and lineout until the replacements were brought on, with Tom Youngs in particular performing exceptionally, both at the set piece and in the loose. In the backs, both ...
A dazzling two-try Test debut from Israel Folau failed to save the Wallabies from a nailbiting loss to the British and Irish Lions in front of a record crowd at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
Folau handed Wallabies chance: Australia are ready to unleash Israel Folau on the British and Irish Lions afte...
Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete, with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans naming the Waratahs fullback on the right wing to face the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
Thursday morning sports update: Israel Folau is one of three debutants named in Australia's starting XV to face the British and Irish Lions at Lang Park on Saturday night. The AFL has backed St Kilda after the Saints stood Stephen Milne down 'indefinitely' while he faces four rape charges. After the NRL's terrible week off the field, Dave Smith says a hardline stance against misbehaving players is here to stay. *Tennis, Australia enjoyed a mixed day at the Eastbourne International, with Bernard Tomic posting another win while Samantha Stosur has exited the tournament. *Rafael Nadal has been named fifth seed for Wimbledon, leaving his major title rivals to ponder meeting the 2008 and 2010 title-winning Spaniard as early as the quarter-finals. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer take the top three places. *England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval. *Australia confirmed its place in the 2014 men's hockey World Cup fol ...
Izzy wings it for Wallabies debut: Israel Folau looksÂ set toÂ line up on the wing against the British and Irish...
Israel Folau looks set to make his Wallabies debut against the Lions | Fox Sports
Storming Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg has missed out to NRL convert Israel Folau in the first Wallabies squad to be named for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour.
Code-hopper Israel Folau was one of three uncapped players named in Australia's preliminary 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions, with in-form Reds playmaker Quade Cooper the most notable omission. Folau's selection caps a remarkable rise for the former rugby league international after just 12 Super 15 appearances for the Waratahs since switching from AFL at the start of the season. Brumbies captain Ben Mowen and inside centre Christian Lealiifano were the other new faces in the group. Meeting of minds: Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver (right) with coach Robbie Deans at the announcement Experienced Brumbies flanker George Smith (knee) and Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau (fractured arm) have both been overlooked, opening the door for Reds duo Liam Gill and Saia Fainga'a. The Australian Rugby Union was prepared to bend the rules for Smith, who is on loan from Japanese club Suntory, to allow the 110-Test veteran to play in his second series against the Lions. But a suspected medial ligament i ...
Western Force recruit Hugh McMeniman is in the mix to reactivate his Wallabies career against the British and Irish Lions after a stint in Japan, while Israel Folau not named for pre-season logistics camp.
New Waratahs signing Israel Folau says that he would love to be named in the Wallabies squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions
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