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Wallaby Israel Folau to marry Kiwi netballer

2016-10-23 09:40
Israel Folau (Gallo)

Wellington — Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has showed sporting relationships between Australia and New Zealand are more cordial than they may seem by becoming engaged to New Zealand netballer Maria Tutaia.

Trans-Tasman relations had another setback after Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test in Auckland, won 37-10 by New Zealand.

Australia's coach Michael Cheika used a post-match news conference to unfurl a list of grievances about the All Blacks, including the charge that they didn't invite the Australians to share a beer after the match.

Cheika was particularly incensed by a cartoon which appeared in the New Zealand Herald newspaper which depicted him as a clown.

But Folau and Tutaia have transcended that division, choosing the day after the match to announce their engagement.

#Repost @izzyfolau | She said YES.???

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