Lions 2013: Freak Or Unique? – Israel Folau’s Sizzling Debut

by Paul Cook in Melbourne - “I told you he was dangerous.” British & Irish Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell   No matter which side of the fence you were sitting on for last Saturday’s first test, there was one thing that everyone could agree on, they’d just witnessed one of the finest international debuts in recent memory. Whether you were a ‘pith helmeted’ Wallaby fan drowning your sorrows on Caxton Street or one of the massed hordes in red simply carrying on the festivities you started several hours earlier, the one name on everyone’s lips was Israel Folau. Two dazzling tries and a try saving tackle in the first half have woken the world up to what Australian fans have known for some time, that they possess a unique talent, one that is still in it’s infancy in terms of rugby union but one that has the potenti
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