Israel Folau’s sporting career at a glance – News Report

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ISRAEL FOLAU’S SPORTING CAREER AT A GLANCE

* RUGBY LEAGUE

NRL: 2007-2010: Games 91. Tries 73

Melbourne Storm (2007-08): Games 52. Tries 36; Brisbane Broncos 2009-10: Games: 39: tries 37)

Grand final winner 2007 before the Storm’s premiership was stripped for salary-cap breaches

Queensland: (2008-10): Games 5. Tries 5

State of Origin series winner 2008, 2009, 2010

Australia (2007-09): Tests: 8. Tries: 6

* AFL

Greater Western Sydney (2011-12): Games 13. Goals 2

* RUGBY UNION

NSW Waratahs (2013-19): Games: 96. Tries: 60

Super Rugby championship winner 2014

Australia (2013-18): Tests: 73. Tries: 37

Rugby Championship winner 2015

* TRIVIA

– Aged 17, became Melbourne Storm’s youngest NRL debutant

– Equal top try-scorer in NRL debut season of 2007

– NRL 2007 Dally M Rookie of the Year

– Aged 18 years and 194 days, became youngest to play a Test match for Australia (versus New Zealand, October 14, 2007)

– Rugby League International Federation 2007 Newcomer of the Year

– NRL 2008 Dally M Centre of the Year

– Signed AFL contract with expansion club GWS for four years, reportedly worth $6 million, but quit the code after two seasons

– Won Rugby Australia’s John Eales Medal, for Wallabies’ player of the year, a record three times (2014, 2015, 2017)

– Equalled Lote Tuqiri’s record of most tries by a Wallaby in a calendar year with 10 in his maiden season in rugby in 2013

– Super Rugby’s record holder for most tries

– Super Rugby’s equal top try-scorer in 2014 and top try-scorer in 2016

– Equal third on Wallabies’ all-time try-scoring list with Adam Ashley-Cooper, behind only Chris Latham and David Campese

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