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Folau not worried about try scoring drought

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is unfazed about his try scoring drought

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Article Published: Monday 11 August 2014|

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Wallabies and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau says that he is happy with his game even though he is in a try scoring drought as he heads into the Rugby Championship.

Folau finished the Super Rugby season as joint top try scorer - level with Nemani Nadolo - on 12 tries for the season but his try scoring dried up at the end of season.

The fullback scored two tries for the Wallabies against France in the June Internationals.

Folau says that he is happy to be a team player as long as the teams he plays for keep winning big games.

"For most people they probably see those games as being quiet," he told Rugby Heaven.

"In that Brumbies [semi-final] game we didn't see too much ball, but looking back at the final against the Crusaders, watching the game over again, I was pretty happy with how I contributed to the game.

"The only thing that stands out for most people is that I'm not scoring tries, but I'm really happy with how things are going."

Folau's team mate in the Waratahs and the Wallabies Adam Ashley-Cooper scored a brace of tries in the Super Rugby grand final and he says that as he is still a threat he is creating opportunities for those around him.

"For me, watching that, you know the defence is thinking about me during those plays," Folau said.

"You know you create opportunities for other guys around you, so that's the evidence there that I'm doing my job for the team.

"It's not always getting the ball in hand and scoring tries that's what most people see when something like that goes missing. But that's clear evidence for me that I'm doing my job for the team, when I'm creating opportuniteis for the guys around me.

"I'm very excited about that."

The Wallabies have not beaten the All Blacks since 2011 in Brisbane shortly after the Reds beat the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final and the whole of Australia is hoping that the Waratahs victory can help deliver the next Bledisloe Cup victory.

Folau says that before any parallels are suggested the Wallabies need to focus on the job at hand and what they are doing.

"It's disappointing, the results, but it's done and dusted now where we're excited about what's ahead of us," Folau said.

"The group is pretty confident and after a year together, especially with Link (coach Ewen McKenzie), we know what type of style we want to play and hopefully we will bring that on Saturday".

 
 
 
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