Author(s): Israel Folau & David Harding
Two action-packed stories featuring Australian rugby union star, Izzy Folau! Pushed to the Limit The Valley rugby team and coach Israel Folau are off to the Northern Territory. But is the team ready to tackle a new environment? Standing Tall The State Championships are finally here! Will the Valley team's hard work with coach Israel Folau take them to the final?
Israel Folau is one of the world's most exciting Rugby Union stars. Israel began his football career in Rugby League, playing for the Melbourne Storm as a 17 year old and later the Brisbane Broncos. He also represented Queensland in State of Origin and the Australian Kangaroos. After a two year stint in AFL with the Greater Western Sydney Giants, Israel made a highly publicised move to Rugby Union, his third professional sport code, and has since become a key member of both the New South Wales and the Australian Wallabies teams. In 2014 Israel played an instrumental role in leading the Waratahs to their first ever Super Rugby Championship, leading the competition in tries, offloads and clean breaks. Soon thereafter, in just his second season playing the sport, he cemented his position as Australian Rugby's brightest star by being named the Super Rugby Player of the Year and John Eales Medallist. Izzy has scored a try on debut for every professional team he has ever played for, including the Melbourne Storm, Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Maroons, Australian Kangaroos, NSW Waratahs and Australian Wallabies.