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Folau staying put to learn more

DUAL international Israel Folau has knocked back offers to return to rugby league and will stay in rugby for the next two years.

Folau has re-signed with the Waratahs and the Australian Rugby Union until the end of 2015, making him available for the next World Cup in Great Britain.

In his debut season in the 15-man game, Folau, who joined the Waratahs after a stint playing AFL with Greater Western Sydney, said he was happy to stay put.

"There were a few options there (to return to the NRL)," Folau said.

"I guess I had to weigh up a few things. At the end of the day I was really enjoying rugby and I was happy there, so it came down to that.

"There's still a lot more improvement and things I need to tick off in rugby and that's the reason why I decided to go on for another two years."

The lure of the World Cup excites Folau, but he knows there is plenty of rugby to play before then.

"If I am playing good rugby two years down the track, hopefully I can be a part of that," he said. "At this stage I am just focusing on the rest of the year and playing the games that are left with the Wallabies."



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