Israel Folau quits AFL for rugby league return

Staff writers, Yahoo!7 Updated November 1, 2012, 4:10 pm

Star AFL convert Israel Folau is leaving GWS to return to rugby league next season.

Folau shocked league pundits when he switched codes and signed with the AFL's newest franchise Greater Western Sydney in 2010.

Giants CEO Dave Matthews and head coach Kevin Sheedy join Folau at a press conference at four o’clock this afternoon.

They announced their disappointment but praised Folau for his honesty.

The 23-year-old codehopper said it was a difficult decision to make.

In July, Folau vehemently denied he would be leaving GWS when his contract ended in September this year. In his 13-game career in the AFL, Folau kicked 2 goals, 8 behinds, 22 marks and 18 tackles for the Giants.

According to Fairfax Folau will be joining the Parramatta Eels in the NRL.

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  1. Pungeye Bob04:57pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    u_b Rooster isn't that big kock sure type you see brazenly brazing away at Red Rooster. He is however a feisty little bantam rooster. I feel confident that beneath those plucky feathers hides a little pecker with no predisposition for procreation. He may not necessary be a gay rooster however, but simply a prancing little effeminate attention seeking bantam weight with ambition???

    1. Pungeye Bob06:09pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

      Your' in denial little rooster. Israel Halal said you are renowned as the bum banging bantam who creates bedlam between the buttocks.

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    2. Pungeye Bob06:39pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

      You resent being called gay and now you would be proud to say you were gay and I am more gayer than you. What is happening to you little Mufti. Are you bi sexual??

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  2. Naki04:33pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Well done Israel. Hope you go back to the Broncos.

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  3. underarm_bowler04:11pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Rooster can't be gay as he's all rooster and no kock

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  4. Leisa02:44pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Well done Israel. Must be the easiest money you ever made. afl is a joke played and watched by no brain neanderthals .Without a doubt the stupidest game ever seen.

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  5. Pungeye Bob12:38pm Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Red bum Rooster you little gay Allah Kebab shirt lifter. I repeat Israel has now swapped sides so I feel it reasonable to assume those huge disposals and long bombs will no longer rain down on Jordon. You are a thick feathered little Rooster at times and I think maybe its time you go a good plucking. Halal for now and stop worrying your little pecker off.

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  6. carol11:55am Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Good on you Izzy! You were so wasted playing AFL..It will be fantastic to see you back in the NRL!!

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  7. Pungeye Bob09:30am Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Rooster you little gay Allah Kebab shirt lifter. Israel has now swapped sides so I assume the bombing will now stop in Jordan. Hope this is of some comfort to you as your repetitive bleating was reminiscent of an halal lamb sacrifice.

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  8. Petar08:17am Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They him paid 6million to play ariel pingpong, they can say they got there moneys worth but now the story is he like western sydney have rejected their game.

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  9. Ron07:05am Friday 02nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    So how much did he get for just a few touches of the ball, Should be made pay back the $$ he got.

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  10. Old Mate09:36pm Thursday 01st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    We all knew the soft tap and giggle of the melbourne game would never satisfy or even challenge an elite athlete like Izzy. And the pretty singlets and tight tights were just not his thing. The whole game is a joke. Izzy played them for the fools they are and took their money, Hahahahahahahahahah

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