Folau praises talented Giteau

Date published: June 10 2015

Australia full-back Israel Folau has revealed that he would like to see Matt Giteau named in their Rugby World Cup squad that will travel to England.

The classy centre, who alongside Drew Mitchell and George Smith was handed a boost in terms of availability for the showpiece, stars for French side Toulon.

And speaking at the launch of the Wallabies' new shirts for 2015's tournament, Folau admits that having players with that Test experience could be vital.

"He's a player I'd like to see in the squad," he told WA Today about Giteau. 

"The talent he has as a footy player is definitely something the Wallabies would like from a guy like him in the side. We'll see what [Michael Cheika] does."

Folau, whose own future after the World Cup remains in doubt, continued by saying that he hopes to remain in rugby union as he feels comfortable.

"I feel like I've found my place in this game. Going forward there's still a lot more to achieve as a player. I've been in the game for three years now, I'm feeling comfortable in the game," he said before revealing that he is positive over having a deal signed before the World Cup begins.

"If it's ready by that time, for sure it would be nice to come out and make sure it's settled. 

"But at this time it's not a distraction at all, it's going nicely and when it's done and ready I'll let everyone know."