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Folau not ruling out return to League

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Waratahs and Wallabies fullback Israel Folau says that he is still considering his future next season as his contract ends at the end of 2018.

Folau has been in rugby for six seasons and is said to be considering joining his Auckland-based fiancee Maria Tutaia in New Zealand.

The Australian Rugby union are hoping that the lure of playing in another Rugby world cup next year will be enough to keep him signed to the ARU and the Waratahs.

“Look, it’s something I enjoyed last time around. But, in saying that, there’s plenty of options on the line and, when that time comes, I’ll make a decision when I’m ready,” Folau said today

“There’s no rush. I want to make sure everything is set in position and I feel comfortable and I’ll come out and make that announcement.”

Folau is a three time John Eales Medal winner which is awarded to Australia top player and he commands upwards of $1 million a season but there has been interest from Europe and Japan as well as from Super Rugby teams.

The twenty-eight-year-old says that he is considering his future but will not committ to a time frame or deadline to make his decision.

“I’m pretty comfortable in terms of my position and where everything is going,” he said.

“There’s no rush from my end. My management – like I’ve said so many times in the past – are always doing a lot of work in the background.

“I haven’t really thought about it too much. My job obviously is solely here on what I can do with the team here and my mind’s obviously on the game on Sunday.”

“I feel really good. Physically, my body’s in good shape and I feel good and I feel mentally good as well,” Folau told TVNZ.

“I just feel like I’m happy with parts of my game but certainly I’m never satisfied fully. I’m always wanting to get better.”

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