Star winger suggest a way for Australian rugby to keep its stars in the code.
Israel Folau has suggested the ARU includes a sabbatical clause to future player contracts as he continues to weigh up future in the game.
Folau has said he will play for the Wallabies at the 2015 World Cup, but his failed to give his assurance he will still be contracted by the ARU after that.
ARU board member John Eales has already suggested that the union may relax its policy on banning any overseas-based player from being selected for the Wallabies, and Folau would like the option to play for an overseas club and still be eligible for national duty.
“My view on it, it would be nice, if you want to keep players in Australia and to play here in Australia, it would be nice to have that option,” Folau said.
“That’s up to the ARU, to come up with that.
“At this stage it’s not in, and we’ve just got to go with what we have.
“We’ve seen it in the past with Matt Giteau and all those guys going overseas and not getting a chance to represent their country again.
“It’s up to them to bring that in, and I think it would be a great option for the players.
“It gives them an option to stay in Australia and continue to represent their country.”