Former Wallabies Fullback Israel Folau Set To Make His Return To Rugby
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Sacked former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is set to make a controversial return to rugby with an international appearance for Tonga.
Tongan National Rugby League chairman George Koloamatangi announced that Folau, and brother John, will pull on the red of Tonga in the Oceania Cup next month.
The Tongans are set to play Great Britain in Hamilton on October 26, before meeting Australia at Eden Park on November 2. Folau played Rugby League in the NRL before making the switch to union with the Waratahs.
“I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to represent God, my family, my heritage and the people of Tonga,” Folau said.
“I am thankful that the RLIF have accepted my availability to play.
“I don’t want to bring any of my personal matters into this and I am grateful that the IRLF have endorsed my availability.
“What I will do now is focus on playing great rugby league and do my talking on the field.”