New team for Folau?
NEWS: Controversial Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has reportedly spoken with Reds head coach Brad Thorn about joining the Queensland Reds in 2019 according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Waratahs outside back is off-contract at the end of the year with Rugby Australia and has indicated he has had lucrative overseas offers during the media firestorm surrounding his social media comments.
The former National Rugby League player represented Queensland five times in State of Origin and played for the Brisbane Broncos before making a code-switch to the Australian Football League. A move to the Reds would bring Folau back to Brisbane.
Rugby Australia are keen to retain one of their best players, who remains a big part of Michael Chieka's 2019 Rugby World Cup plans but have had no further talks on his contract since Folau's controversial social media comments.
His wife recently tweeted dissatisfaction over Folau's switch to the wing by Waratahs during the loss to the Blues, indicating there may be some disagreement between his current side’s plans and Folau’s desire to play fullback.