Folau Set to Make History


Israel Folau is one game away from achieving another unprecedented cross-code double.

Already entrenched in sport’s history books for numerous Test and try-scoring records in both rugby league and rugby union, the Waratahs and Wallabies speedster is set to notch another milestone this weekend.


With 12 tries from 11 appearances for Michael Cheika’s side, Folau enters the final round of Super Rugby three tries clear of mammoth Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo.

Barring an improbable four-try haul from Nadolo against the Highlanders, and none from Folau against the Reds, the Waratahs fullback will match his feat from his debut season in the NRL with Melbourne.


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List of Super Rugby’s leading try scorers;

2013 – Frank Halai (10) (Blues)

2012 – Andre Taylor (10) (Hurricanes) and Bjorn Basson (Bulls)

2011 – Sean Maitland (9) (Crusaders), Bjorn Basson (Bulls), Sarel Pretorious (Cheetahs)

2010 – Joe Rokocoko (9) (Blues) and Drew Mitchell (Waratahs)

2009 – Ma’a Nonu (9) (Hurricanes)

2008 – Lelia Masaga (8) (Chiefs)

2007 – JP Pietersen (12) (Sharks)

2006 – Lome Fa’atau (10) (Hurricanes)

2005 – Rico Gear (15) (Crusaders)

2004 – Mark Gerrard (10) (Brumbies) and Sterling Mortlock (Brumbies)

2003 – Doug Howlett (12) (Blues)

2002 – Roger Randle (12) (Chiefs)

2001 – Aisea Tuilevu (8) (Highlanders) and Andrew Walker (Brumbies)

2000 – Andrew Walker (13) (Brumbies)

1999 – Joe Roff (8) (Brumbies)

1998 – Joeli Vindiri (10) (Blues)

1997 – Joe Roff (16) (Brumbies)

1996 – James Small (13) (Sharks)

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