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Tonga offers exiled Folau a 2023 World Cup spot

Tonga offers exiled Folau a 2023 World Cup spot

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tonga is keen to draft Wallabies exile Israel Folau into its national program with a view to handing him a Rugby World Cup berth in 2023, coach Toutai Kefu has said. Former Wallabies fullback Folau, who has Tongan heritage, had his four-year Australia contract torn up last month for posting on social media that hell awaited “drunks,

Israel Folau offered rugby lifeline

Israel Folau offered rugby lifeline

It has emerged that Tonga coach and former Wallaby Toutai Kefu has broached the notion of Folau joining the island nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, after his brother John does so this year in Japan. The ex-Wallabies No. 8 said that contact has been made with Folau about playing for Tonga following the dual international’s sacking by Rugby