Folau disappointed with RWC efforts

Date published: November 5 2015

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Wallabies full-back Israel Folau has admitted he is disappointed with his performances at the Rugby World Cup but revealed that participating in the global showpiece was the highlight of his career.

The 26-year-old battled to overcome an ankle injury which meant he made little impact at the tournament and he failed to score a try in five World Cup appearances.

Folau had plenty of time to reflect on his performances and is keen to use his World Cup experience to help him do better in the future.

"Obviously, I think the injury set me back but in saying that, that's part and parcel with what comes with the game," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I guess I can learn from the experience now and next time I go through something like this I can go through it in a more positive way."

Folau has already won the State of Origin series and won a grand final during his stint as an NRL player and also featured in some high profile AFL matches but he admits that playing in a Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham is his career highlight.

"It's got to be at the top of the list for sure," he added.

"Being a part of the World Cup on an international level, it doesn't get any higher than that, so it's got to be up the top of my list. 

"What I feel like I have achieved in rugby is something that for me I want to take to further heights.

"I'm here for the next three years at least, so for me that's a long time and that's all I'm thinking about."

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