With the honours of receiving the John Eales Medal and the joint Super Rugby Player of the Year in 2014, NSW Waratahs fullback ISRAEL FOLAU has continued his meteoric rise in the 15-man code. Since making his debut in 2013, Folau has quickly become one of the focal points for the Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs with a record 10 Test tries in 2013, surpassing Lote Tuqiri’s previous mark, and a Super Rugby leading 12 tries in 13 matches in 2014. In only his third season in Rugby, Folau once again dominated Super Rugby in 2015, while also assuming a prominent leadership role with the Waratahs vice-captaincy. In July this year, Folau committed his long-term playing future to the Waratahs and Qantas Wallabies, signing a three-year contract extension through until at least the end of 2018. The man known as ‘Izzy’ has played in all 29 Test matches for the Wallabies over the past two international seasons and is undoubtedly one of the world’s most dangerous attacking players.