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Israel Folau

Israel Folau

    Israel Folau is an Australian professional rugby player. He recently played for the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby. Israel previously played for professional rugby league and Australian rules football. In the year 2019, he became the record holder for most tries scored in Super Rugby history. From the year 2017, Israel's social media posts and statements about homosexuality brought him into conflict with the board and chief sponsor of Rugby Australia, and in the year 2019, they terminated his contract.

    Quick Facts

    Birth nameIsrael Folau
    BirthdateApril 3, 1989
    BirthplaceMinto, New South Wales, Australia
    Zodiac SignAries
    Height6 feet 4 inches
    ParentsEni and Amelia
    Siblingsa sister and four brothers
    WifeMaria Folau
    ChildrenExpecting on 2020
    Net Worth$7 Million

    Israel Folau Net Worth: $7 milion

    Israel played rugby league or the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League from the year 2007 to 2008. He played with the Brisbane Broncos from the year 2009 to 2010. While he was playing as a wing or center, Israel represented Queensland in the State of Origin and Australia and was the youngest player to play for both teams.

    In the year 2011, Israel joined the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League and played for two seasons. In December 2012, he announced he was to switch codes again, this time for rugby union, and signed a one-year contract with the Waratahs. Israel made his international debut for Australia in the year 2013 against the British & Irish Lions.

    Following homophobic comments made on his social media accounts in April 2019, Rugby Australia announced their intention to void Israel’s contract and remove him permanently from the Australian national team.

    As of now, Israel Folau's net worth is estimated at around $7 milion.

    Israel Folau Wife: Maria Folau

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    Israel is married to his beautiful wife, Maria Folau, who is a retired New Zealand netball player. The couple had tied the knot in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, on 27 November 2017, in a private outdoor ceremony. After the marriage, Maria officially changed her name from Tuta’ia to Folau. Likewise, their relationship started long-distance as both of them were focusing on their sports career. Israel and his wife had dated for nine months before going public and announcing their engagement in October 2016.

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    However, the couple faced backlash when Israel commented on the same-sex marriage postal survey mentioning that all gay people burn in hell. Although Israel faced certain backlash, her wife stood by her side. Now they are expecting their first child, and his wife is in her second trimester. Besides, the couple is expecting a child later this year. Israel and Maria are soon to start a family with their soon to be born child.

    Israel Folau Wiki-Bio

    Israel Folau was born in 1989 in Minto, New South Wales, to Tongan parents, Eni and Amelia. He celebrates his birthday on 3rd April, which makes his age 30. Israel grew up with his five siblings, a sister and four brothers.

    Israel went to Lurnea Public School and Westfield Sports High School before his family moved to Brisbane, Queensland, in the year 2004  after his father got work there. In Brisbane, Israel attended Marsden State High School from where he was selected for the Queensland Schoolboys squad in the Australian Under-15 Championships and also represented the Australian Schoolboys team in 2006.

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