Code-hopper finds a home in the 15-man game with the Waratahs and Wallabies.
After months of speculation, Israel Folau has signed on the dotted line and declared he will stay with rugby union for the next two seasons.
Folau was heavily mooted to be rejoining the NRL and possibly the Canterbury Bulldogs, however, the lure of playing n the international stage with the Wallabies proved too strong.
Folau, who has spent time in rugby league, rugby union and the AFL over the past three years, took to the game well for the Waratahs and made his international debut against the British and Irish Lions.
There he showed exactly what he is capable of as he troubled the Lions’ defence with the ball in hand, with the deal a big boost for the code after morale sapping losses to the Lions and now New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship.