Israel Folau
Debut 2013 vs British & Irish Lions, Brisbane
Caps 38 Tests


Israel Folau’s transition to Rugby reaped swift rewards, with the fullback becoming the first player to win back-to-back John Eales Medal and just the third to win the award twice in just his third season in Rugby. Since making his debut in 2013, Folau has quickly become one of the focal points for the 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 2015, Folau committed his long-term playing future to the Waratahs and Wallabies, signing a three-year contract extension through until at least the end of 2018. “Izzy” missed his first Wallabies Tests since his debut in 2015, with an ankle issue that hindered his Rugby World Cup campaign.