The NSW Waratahs are gaining momentum at the right time of the season, and have moved to the top of the Australian conference ladder after their 32-22 victory over the Crusaders on Saturday.
Israel Folau, the most high profile player in Australian Rugby thrives on consistency, and continues to take the Rugby world by storm. Amazingly, Folau has scored 22 career tries across his 41 Super Rugby games.
While Folau hasn’t had the same scoring impact he had in his opening two Super Rugby seasons, Folau has managed to set up his teammates. Izzy has a knack for doing the impossible, and across his 13 matches this season he’s ranked first in the competition for offloads (32) and sixth in the competition for try assists (four).
Tackle Busts/Run Metres
Israel Folau is one of, if not the most damaging ball runner in Rugby, and his stats this season prove it! Folau leads the competition for tackle busts (59) and has made the most run metres with ball in hand (1445m) in 2015, at an incredible average of 111m per game. Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo sits in second place with 1296m.
The Waratahs have departed for a two week tour of South Africa, where Izzy will be looking to continue his strong form in the Tahs quest for back-to-back Super Rugby titles.