Folau eyes Queensland jersey

2017-01-12 18:17
Israel Folau (Gallo)

Cape Town - Wallabies star Israel Folau has revealed that he would prefer to don the Queensland maroon should the 'State of Union' concept go ahead.

The 27-year-old, who plays for the Sydney-based Waratahs, represented Queensland in the rugby league 'State of Origin' when in that code.

And he admitted it would be difficult to switch allegiances should the negotiations for the Thursday, June 29 showdown get the green light.

"Just going on playing in the previous code with rugby league and being a Queenslander, I don't feel like it's right if I put on that blue jersey," Folau told AAP.

"Not to take away anything from putting on the 'Tahs jersey - it's a special thing for me and every time I get the chance to do that, I go out there and give the best I can.

"But if that concept comes to life and I get the opportunity to play in it, it's only fair. That's where I'm from."


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