ISRAEL Folau's AFL career is over, citing a lack of passion for the game.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:17 AM
Greater Western Sydney announced the decision at a media conference.
Folau appears set to head back to rugby league, which would end a two-year, $4 million experiment as a high-profile code-jumper.
But Folau was adamant a decision on his future had not yet been made and said he could even switch to rugby union.
Buzz Rothfield comment: Welcome back to the NRL, Izzy
There had been rumours for months that Folau was unhappy in the code and he confirmed at the press conference that "the passion wasn't there for me".
"It was a pretty hard decision to make and one I have been thinking about for awhile," he said.
"The last two years I really enjoyed my experience at the Giants and I made a lot of good friends.
"In the end, I think the passion wasn't quite there.
"In the end if I stayed, I felt like I would have been cheating myself .
"I had to be honest and move forward."
Folau said he was yet to discuss his future with any club but he was seen last week at Rosehill racecourse with Tim Mannah, the expected captain of the Eels in 2013.
Ah well welcome back Izzy, have to bulk up a bit I guess.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:10 AM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:44 AM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:04 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:05 AM
Like the poll at the end of that piece 'what code should he play...AFL or NRL? How long has NRL been a code.
AFL isn't a code either.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:14 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:04 PM
AFL markets the game itself as AFL.
AFL isn't a code either.
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