Israel Folau in 'no rush' to decide Australia future
Last Updated: 14/03/18 8:43am
Australia full-back Israel Folau is still undecided on whether he will represent the Wallabies at the upcoming World Cup in Japan.
Folau is out of contract at the end of the 2018 season insists he is in "no rush" to make a decision on his future, with a potential return to rugby league another option.
The loss of the explosive 28-year-old would be a major blow for Australia's hopes of winning a third World Cup, four years after reaching the final in England.
"Look, (the World Cup) is something I enjoyed last time around. But, in saying that, there's plenty of options on the line and, when that time comes, I'll make a decision when I'm ready," Folau said.
"There's no rush. I want to make sure everything is set in position and I feel comfortable and I'll come out and make that announcement."
Folau's comments are likely to fan speculation that he is set for a return to NRL but the Wallabies back would also generate huge interest from rugby union clubs in Europe and Japan.
The former Melbourne Storm back told Australian media last year that he missed playing in the NRL's annual State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales and that a return to league was a case of "never say never".